PERFORMANCE OF A REINFORCED EARTH FILL

Design methods and field performance studies are presented for the reinforced earth embankment on Cal-39 in Los Angeles County. Rankine's state of stress theory was employed to derive the equations for designing the reinforcement. Strain energy principle was introduced to develop the equations for designing the steel skin plate. Comprehensive instrumentation was installed to study the field behavior. The field-observed data indicate close agreement between the design assumptions and field behavior. Recommendations concerning stability analyses and corrosion were also included.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 56-68
  • Monograph Title: SOIL MECHANICS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023548
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM