The stability of reinforced slopes and walls is often analyzed by modifying existing limit equilibrium methods for unreinforced structures, the effect of geosynthetic reinforcement is included through an additional component resisting failure. An alternative analysis method, the slip-line method, is presented in this paper. The slip-line method is more rigorous than the limit equilibrium method, since the former satisfies the local stress equilibrium (partial differential equations). The focus of this paper is aimed at the improvement in the understanding of the soil reinforcement theory, and a clear presentation of the stress characteristic fields for reinforced soil structures. No attempt is made here to provide a comprehensive design method for reinforced soil structures.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Zhao, A
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 289-300
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  • Accession Number: 00729216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM