RETAINING SYSTEMS. EXPERIMENTAL STATION

SOUTENEMENTS - STATION EXPERIMENTALE

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO BUILD (IN THE LABORATORY IN NANTES) AN EXPERIMENTAL STATION FOR RETAINING STRUCTURES WITH A VIEW TO MONITORING HALF-SCALE STRUCTURES AND CONDUCTING A STRICT CONTROL OF DESIGN METHODS OR BEHAVIOUR FORECASTS. THIS IS A NEW RESEARCH. IN 1979, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE UNDERTAKEN: - BIBLIOGRAPHIC STUDY, - FEASIBILITY, - PRELIMINARY PROJECT OF A STATION, EVENTUALLY TWINNED WITH A FOUNDATION TEST STATION WITH PREDICTABLE CONSTRUCTIONAL AND OPERATIONAL COSTS.