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Vertical-facing loads in steel reinforced soil walls

Author
Damians, I.P.; Bathurst, R.J.; Josa, A.; Lloret, A.; Albuquerque, P.J.R.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
Date of publication
2013-09
Volume
139
Number
9
First page
1419
Last page
1432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000874 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/20361 Open in new window
URL
http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29GT.1943-5606.0000874 Open in new window
Abstract
The paper investigates the influence of backfill soil, foundation soil, and horizontal joint vertical compressibility on the magnitude of vertical loads developed in steel-reinforced soil concrete panel retaining walls at the end of construction. Measurements of toe loads recorded from instrumented field walls are reviewed and demonstrate that vertical toe loads can be much larger than the self-weight of the facing. In extreme cases, these loads can result in panel-to-panel contact leading to c...
Citation
Damians, I.P. [et al.]. Vertical-facing loads in steel reinforced soil walls. "Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering", Setembre 2013, vol. 139, núm. 9, p. 1419-1432.
Keywords
Bearing pads, Facing panels, Finite-element modeling, Soil retaining walls, Steel reinforcement, Vertical loads
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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