Reinforced Embankments

Reinforced Embankments

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Increased demands for improved road and rail links on our already overcrowded transport systems and the lack of good quality building land are forcing engineers to construct embankments with steeper side slopes and on lower grade soils. The use of reinforcing geotextiles is one way of overcoming the problems this presents. In the past 20 years, geotextiles have taken technological leaps, from acting only as a separator to actually reinforcing soils. Over this period, much theoretical and practical information has been accumulated and this book includes papers on these developments, particularly the use of specially developed low-creep polymers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Thomas Telford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • photographs, line drawings
  • 0727715453
  • 9780727715456

Table of contents

Steep embankments; theory of reinforced walls; case study - vegetated wall; case study - concrete faced vertical wall; repairs and methods of design; determination of allowable design strength; strength and safety - the use of mechanical property data; specification and testing of geotextiles for reinforcement; theory of reinforced embankments; case study - embankment over shallow mine workings; concluding remarks.
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