Evaluation of reinforced earth as composite material

Under certain constructions, it is desirable to reinforce the natural soil deposits in order to make them more suitable for sustaining the tensile stresses. In this paper, the results of the investigation into the strength and deformation characteristics of the reinforced earth are discussed. The analyses include both linear and non linear material behaviour. The reinforced earth has been modelled as a combination of continuum element for earth and line element for reinforcement. In order to study the effect of slip between the reinforcement and the earth, a joint element has been incorporated. The numerical examples include a reinforced earth retaining wall and a reinforced earth embankment. The effects due to reinforcement, slip between earth and reinforcement and non linear behaviour of materials are discussed in detail.


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  • Pagination: 897-910
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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  • Accession Number: 01439660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:26PM