REINFORCED EARTH - RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS

LA TERRE ARME - RECHERCHES ET REALISATIONS

The author summarises the main investigations into reinforced earth carried out by the Laboratorie des Ponts et Chaussees. A brief outline is given of the development of the research and different technological stages of the process, in particular the recent development of the skins (peaux) consisting of concrete plates called scales (escailles). The article deals with three aspects: behaviour of the reinforced earth material, behaviour of the structure, design of the walls. Results of laboratory and in situ tests on full-scale structures give a better understanding of the reinforced earth process mechanism. Some typical examples illustrate the main characteristics of a reinforced earth structure: flexibility, speed of construction, possibility of stage construction, ability to be built on low-bearing capacity soil. This article was also published in the Ann T P, Belgium, No. 3, Vol. 17, September 1972, pp 15 to 45. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)

    Boulevard Lefebvre 58
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  F-75732
  • Authors:
    • SCHLOSSER, F
  • Publication Date: 1972-11-12

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00099600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM