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Seismic behaviour of rigid-faced reinforced soil retaining wall models:reinforcement effect

Krishna, Murali A and Latha, Madhavi G (2009) Seismic behaviour of rigid-faced reinforced soil retaining wall models:reinforcement effect. In: Geosynthetics International, 16 (5). pp. 364-373.

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This paper presents the results of shaking table tests on models of rigid-faced reinforced soil retaining walls in which reinforcement materials of different tensile strength were used. The construction of the model retaining walls in a laminar box mounted on a shaking table, the instrumentation and the results from the shaking table tests are described in detail and the effects of the reinforcement parameters on the acceleration response at different elevations of the retaining wall, horizontal soil pressures and face deformations are presented. It was observed from these tests that the horizontal face displacement response of the rigid-faced retaining walls was significantly affected by the inclusion of reinforcement and even low-strength polymer reinforcement was found to be efficient in significantly reducing the deformation of the face. The acceleration amplifications were, however, observed to be less influenced by the reinforcement parameters. The results obtained from this study are helpful in understanding the relative performance of reinforced soil retaining walls under the different test conditions used in the experiments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Thomas Telford.
Keywords: Geosynthetics;Shaking table tests;Seismic response;Laminar box;Reinforced soils;Rigid-faced retaining walls.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms G Yashodha
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2010 10:12
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/25289

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