LIMIT EQUILIBRIUM AS BASIS FOR DESIGN OF GEOSYNTHETIC REINFORCED SLOPES. DISCUSSION AND CLOSURE

A discussion of a paper with the aforementioned title by J.G. Zornberg, N. Sitar, and J.K. Mitchell, published in this journal (Volume 124, Number 8, August 1998), is presented. The discussers provide some insights on the role of compaction-induced stresses on reinforced soil behavior and its importance for design. Limit equilibrium methods consider only geostatic stress and may not adequately represent reinforced systems at working stress and at failure under certain conditions. The discussion exemplifies that for a more realistic analysis to better represent actual field conditions, compaction and soil reinforcement stress-strain compatibility should be taken into consideration. Discussion is followed by closure from the authors.

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  • Accession Number: 00788975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: CMS-9309345, 32451-GS-ISP, 32708-AAS
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  • Created Date: Mar 23 2000 12:00AM