KINEMATICAL LIMIT ANALYSIS FOR DESIGN OF SOIL-NAILED STRUCTURES

A kinematical limit analysis design approach is described that allows for the evaluation of the effect of the main design parameters on the tension and shear forces generated in the nails during construction. To verify the applicability of the method, the predicted forces are compared with those measured in both laboratory models and full-scale structures. The proposed design approach is also used to analyze the various failure mechanisms observed on model walls (nail pull-out and reinforcement breakage by tension or excessive bending) and predicted critical model heights are compared with the experimental results.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 54-72
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  • Accession Number: 00491122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM