Reinforced Soil Walls and Slopes: Design and Construction

1st Edition

Mauricio Ehrlich, Leonardo Becker

CRC Press
Published December 14, 2010
Reference - 118 Pages
ISBN 9788579750014 - CAT# K12976

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Summary

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.