DESIGN OF REINFORCED EARTH STRUCTURES

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Features: geogrids, reinforced soil
Project description

Reinforced earth structures consist of geosynthetical grids which are filled with soil. These geogrids enhance the strength characteristics of the resulting mass. Geogrids have been applied all over the world for assuring the stability of constructions. Arthe designs reinforced soil structures for various projects from plan studies to final execution design. Examples of this type of constructions are:

  • Geo-synthetics reinforced abutments (shallow foundation)
  • Retaining walls (embankment and sound barriers)
  • Anchorage for sheet piling
  • Piled embankments
  • Relief constructions
  • Temporary walls

 

Proceedings

Design methods

  • Analytical: Dutch Guideline CUR 198, British Standard 8006-1/2 and EBGEO
  • Finite Element Method (Plaxis) for more advanced applications
  • Arthe delivers optimized geotechnical advice for the stability of the construction, type of geogrids, deformations and execution of the works.
    Benefits

    • Steep and high earth walls become possible
    • Less space and costs and faster building comparing to traditional techniques
    • Useful for temporary as well as permanent functions
    • An expected lifetime of 100 years is possible