STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF REINFORCED SOIL

Reinforced soil is a soil strengthened by a material capable of resisting tensile stresses and interacting with the soil through friction and/or adhesion. The effect of the reinforcement can be interpreted as a restraint against expansion in form of induced normal or shear stresses. Treating reinforced soil as a homogeneous anisotropic material the increased strength can be analysed in terms of the Mohr-Coulomb failure theory. The orientation of the reinforcement is shown to affect strength increase and failure mode. Experimental data support the concepts put forward. /Author/TRRL/

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    University of New South Wales

    School of Civil Engineering, Anzac Parade
    Kensington, New South Wales  Australia  2033
  • Authors:
    • HAUSMANN, M R
    • LEE, I K
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UNICIV Rpt. No. 162 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM