Reinforced Soil Walls and Slopes: Design and Construction

Reinforced Soil Walls and Slopes: Design and Construction



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Reinforced Soil Walls and Slopes: Design and Construction by Mauricio Ehrlich, Leonardo Becker

When it comes to using reinforcements to grant better mechanical performance to soils, geosynthetics, one of the newest groups of building materials, have become mandatory in almost all works of infrastructure, draining applications, waterproofing, paving, erosion control and soil reinforcement.

This volume presents the basic mechanisms associated with soil-reinforcement interaction and a rational design method for reinforced soil-retaining structures. Concepts are described with didactic and theoretical rigor, fulfilling the practical needs of engineers involved in the design, construction and inspection of reinforced soil structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788579750014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. Soil–Reinforcement Interaction
2.1. Concepts of reinforced soil
2.2. Characteristics of geosynthetics for reinforcement
2.3. Soil behavior
2.4. Influence factors on reinforcement tension

3. Analysis and design
3.1. Introduction
3.2. External Stability
3.3. Internal Stability
3.4. Determination of maximum reinforcement tension
3.5. Determination of the location of reinforcement maximum tension point
3.6. Pullout analysis
3.7. Reinforcement and facing connections
3.8. Design Resistance of reinforcements
3.9. Stress increments due to surcharge loadings
3.10. Lateral displacement and strain prediction
3.11. Case studies

4. Constructive Aspects
4.1. Type of reinforcement
4.2. Type of facing and construction procedure
4.3. Arrangement of reinforcements
4.4. Drainage system
4.5. Backfill material
4.6. Quality control and constructive tolerances
4.7. Guardrails

5. Design Example
5.1. Soil and wall characteristics
5.2. External stability analysis
5.3. Internal stability analysis
5.4. Comparison of methods for reinforcement tension determination
5.5. Wall final arrangement

Appendix – Design Charts

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