Geosynthetics are being used increasingly to improve soil properties and to obtain
better performance from soft or weak foundation sites. It is well-known that the overall
stability is improved and that the movement of the structures founded on the reinforced
soil reduces because of the mobilization of tensile forces in geosynthetics. This
force is well quantified in the analysis of stability of structures constructed with
reinforced soil. However, studies on modelling aspects are not many. In this paper,
models are considered to quantify the effect of tensile force. Solutions for an embankment
(strip) type of load are presented.