The TER-VOILE concept is a process for building retaining walls. A thin shell structure provides stability through the high level of interdependence between the mass to be retained and the structural elements. The basic structural element is the thin membrane. It is a spatial, U-shaped cell that opens towards the backfill. This unit can be made from curved or straight corrugated steel sheet, mesh, or from a sheet-mesh combination. The combination of several membranes and their backfill constitutes the retaining wall. The formation of arches on the horizontal plane within the membrane creates the soil-structure interdependence that makes the TER-VOILE structure a single monolithic mass.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 22-28
  • Monograph Title: Innovative earth-retaining systems
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  • Accession Number: 00495465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309049598
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM