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Seismic response of wrap-faced reinforced soil-retaining wall models using shaking table tests

Krishna, Murali A and Latha, Madhavi G (2007) Seismic response of wrap-faced reinforced soil-retaining wall models using shaking table tests. In: Geosynthetics International, 14 (6). pp. 355-364.

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This paper presents the results of shaking table tests on geotextile-reinforced wrap-faced soil-retaining walls. Construction of model retaining walls in a laminar box mounted on a shaking table, instrumentation, and results from the shaking table tests are discussed in detail. The base motion parameters, surcharge pressure and number of reinforcing layers are varied in different model tests. It is observed from these tests that the response of the wrap-faced soil-retaining walls is significantly affected by the base acceleration levels, frequency of shaking, quantity of reinforcement and magnitude of surcharge pressure on the crest. The effects of these different parameters on acceleration response at different elevations of the retaining wall, horizontal soil pressures and face deformations are also presented. The results obtained from this study are helpful in understanding the relative performance of reinforced soil-retaining walls under different test conditions used in the experiments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Geosynthetics International
Publisher: Thomas Telford
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Thomas Telford.
Keywords: Geosynthetics,Shaking table tests,Seismic response,Laminar box,Reinforced soils,Wrap-faced retaining walls,Geotextiles.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 10:41
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27277

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