Analytical Modeling of MSE Wall at I-15 and 3600 South

This report is the culmination of extensive research into the behavior of a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall at I-15 and 3600 South in Salt Lake City, Utah. The wall is about 30 ft tall and is constructed on a compressible, soft clay foundation. Earlier work has included extensive instrumentation and monitoring of stresses and deformations in the wall and its foundation, a study of the effects of drilling and sampling method on disturbance of samples, and extensive laboratory testing to determine strength and deformation properties of soils at the site. All of this work has been used to develop and calibrate an analytical model of the MSE wall. This report describes this analytical model.

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    Utah State University, Logan

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4110 Old Main Hill
    Logan, UT  United States  84322-4110

    Utah Department of Transportation

    Research and Development Division, 4501 South 2700 West, P.O. Box 148410
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84119-8410
  • Authors:
    • Bay, James A
    • Anderson, Loren R
    • Budge, Aaron S
    • Eurfur, Chatchai
  • Publication Date: 2004-11


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Research Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 66p

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  • Accession Number: 01042176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UT-04.09
  • Contract Numbers: 019118
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2007 6:02PM