After a brief review of historical uses and development, the chapter on application areas illustrates the nature and scope of earth reinforcement and soil structures. The chapter on theory discusses the factors affecting the performance and behaviour of reinforced soil, puts forward design theories, describes seismic effects, mining subsidence and repeated loading. Material requirements are considered together with their important influence on choice of earth reinforcement techniques. The fundamentals of construction are covered from both the designer's and the contractor's point of view, and a range of construction details are provided, drawn from work in the UK and USA. The financial aspects are covered in the chapter on costs and economics, which also introduces the concept of the ecology audit as a means of assessing the benefits of reinforced soil systems. The durability of earth reinforcement is dealt with in depth, with the emphasis on the problems of the practising engineer. Finally, three complete worked examples are provided. (TRRL)

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    Butterworths and Company Publishers, Limited

    Borough Green
    Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8PH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • JONES, C J
  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 201 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00399434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-408-01207-2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:42AM