Evaluation of Geocell Stabilized Slope

This research project evaluated the constructability and design performance of a small geocell stabilized slope or wall. The wall was back battered at a 1:1 slope and is 1.83 meters high (6.0 feet) at its highest point, 0.762 meters (2.5 feet) at its lowest point, and approximately 70 meters long (229 feet 8 inches). This research site is located in Engineering District 9-0 along Route 30 in Snake Springs Township, Bedford County. The construction of this geocell stabilized slope or wall system was very time consuming and labor intensive. This small geocell stabilized slope structure was very design intensive based on the fact that three different design sections were necessary to meet field conditions. The design was also inadequate based on the amount of settlement that was observed at the back base of the geocell stabilized slope. This research project was not instrumented; however, movement was observed at the site.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 31p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RP# 2000-059, FHWA-PA-2004-001-2000-059
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2005 4:06PM