Accession Number:

ADA350982

Title:

Seismic Effects on the Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth Retaining Structures

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

For the purposes of this paper, the study will be limited to developing a design method for earth retaining structures that have been reinforced with geosynthetics and are subjected to cyclic motion such as that caused by earthquakes. It will examine some case studies of the performance of geosynthetic reinforced earth retaining structures GSRW and review some time tested concepts dealing with both geosynthetics and seismic earth pressures. Finally, this paper will mesh the various concepts together to form a step-by-step procedure for designing one type of earth retaining structure and compare the results to an equivalent concrete cantilever retaining wall.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE