REINFORCED EARTH IN THE SETE INTERCHANGE

LA TERRE ARMEE DANS L'ECHANGEUR DE SETE

The sete interchange is built alongside a canal on highly compressible soil. Because of these conditions, a large number of retaining structures had to be built, most of which were constructed with reinforced earth. The author gives two main reasons for the use of this material: savings in the cost of the project and possibility of uninterrupted traffic flow during construction. The bulk of the project consisted of the design of the foundations of the structures. After briefly recalling the principles governing reinforced earth construction and the technology used, the author describes in detail the design and calculation of the reinforced earth retaining walls. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)

    Boulevard Lefebvre 58
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  F-75732
  • Authors:
    • SCHLOSSER, F
  • Publication Date: 1973-1-2

Language

  • French

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM