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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B12/S2.005

ANALYSIS OF EARTH PRESSURE AT RETAINING WALLS REINFORCED WITH GEOSYNTHETICS

J.Vlcek, D. Niemiec, P. Zasterova, B. Matuszkova, S. Heviankova, M. Kyncl, M.Marschalko, I. Yilmaz, M. Bendova, V. Dirner, A. Sochorková, P. Andras, O.M. Arencibia, M. Bednarik
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-08-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 2, 33-40 pp

ABSTRACT
Recent design methods of reinforced retaining walls are based on several approaches at the earth pressure determination. Newer methods are developed to bring the design model closer to real conditions. The monitoring of the structures reinforced with the geosynthetics but shows some anomalies at wall displacements and reinforcement loads. A series of real structure monitoring and numerical modelling was involved to verify the recent design methods. This paper represents the results of these analyses aimed at the earth pressure due to the backfill of the wall and at the stress distributions along the reinforcements.

Keywords: earth pressure, geosynthetics, retaining wall, stress distribution