THE APPLICATION OF HIGH STRENGTH POLYOLEFIN GRIDS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

The manufacture of polyolefin grid structures with tensile strength equivalent to mild steel is described. Application in increasing the load bearing strength of weak soils and reinforcing soil in earthworks, for foundations, embankments and retaining walls is discussed. The unique properties of cement composite structures containing polymer grids are illustrated. The improved rutting resistance of asphalt road surfacing with polymer grid inclusions and crack control provided by polymer grids is demonstrated by both laboratory work and field trials. (Author/TRRL)

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    Elsevier Publishing Company, Limited

    Rippleside Commercial Estate, Ripple Road
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  • Authors:
    • Templeman, J E
    • SWEETLAND, D B
    • Langley, P A
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00389031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM