REINFORCED EARTH

THE ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF REINFORCED EARTH WALLS IN WHICH A THIN FRONT 'SKIN' OF CONCRETE OR STEEL PANELS IS USED AS THE WALL FACE. THIN STRIPS OF CORROSION- RESISTING STEEL OR PLASTICS MATERIAL ATTACHED TO THE REAR FACE OF THE FACING PANELS ARE USED TO STABILISE THE FILL MATERIAL COMPACTED BEHIND THE FACING SKIN. ALTHOUGH THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN USED IN OVER 300 APPLICATIONS IN A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES ONLY ONE PROJECT USING THE PRINCIPLE HAS SO FAR BEEN COMPLETED IN THE UK, THIS BEING THE LEITH-GRANTHAM ROAD IMPROVEMENT SCHEME. A SECOND PROJECT USING THIS SYSTEM OF REINFORCED EARTH IS NOW IN PROGRESS ON THE GRANTCHESTER- HUNTINGDON BY-PASS.

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    Morgan-Grampian (Professional Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Baxter, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00083395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM