In recent years, substantial interest in soil reinforcement has emerged. Soil (or earth) reinforcement is a technique by which members with high tensile resistance are embedded in a soil mass to enhance its strength and stability. Facing elements of various designs, materials, and configurations are attached to the embedded reinforcement at exposed surfaces to prevent raveling of material. California has long been interested in and has recognized the potential for soil reinforcement, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has researched and experimented with several designs. One such design incorporates used automobile tire sidewalls normally considered a waste material. The end result is an economical, functional, and aesthetically pleasing soil reinforcement system. (Author)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 117
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1988 12:00AM