REINFORCED EARTH - RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

The article reviews the proceedings of a meeting of the British Geotechnical Society which discussed reinforced earth developments. Such constructions are defined as a selected fill, strengthened by reinforcing elements and enclosed on exposed faces by interlocking concrete facing units. This type of construction provides a flexible structure able to tolerate large ground movements. The work of the TRRL is discussed in the building of model, pilot and full-scale experimental reinforced earth walls. Studies were made of the influence of construction processes and post construction loadings on the pressure, tension and deformation generated by such structures. Other TRRL studies have demonstrated that reinforced earth model constructed with a high factor of safety against adherence failure produced generally low, or zero, tension in the reinforcement close to the facing. Similar studies and development work by West Yorkshire CC, Swansea University and Ground Engineering are discussed.

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    Foundation Publications Limited

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  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 17-27
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM