Design of Semi-Gravity Reinforced Earth Structures

Sabhahit, N and Madhav, Madhira R (1995) Design of Semi-Gravity Reinforced Earth Structures. In: Indian Geotechnical Conference IGC-95, December 1995, Bangalore.

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The facings of most of the temporary reinforced earth structures are genera1ly of light weight precast material. However, for important permanent reinforced soil structures, rigid facings have been used to increase the durability, better aesthetic and easier construction. In this paper, gravity retaining wall is used as a rigid facing and the problem is formulated to find the base width of the wall for different quantities of reinforcement. The base width of the wall is determined based on three stability criteria; such as stability against overturning, sliding and eccentricity. All the parameters are nondimensionalized so that design charts can be prepared. Limited results are presented to highlight the effect of various parameters on the variation of 'the base width with the length of reinforcement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 10:24
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