Effects of reinforcement on the geo-structure for mitigation of the earthquake effects

Babloo Chaudhary, Hemanta Hazarika, Babita Sah, A. Murali Krishna

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the numerical analysis of reinforced soil retaining walls using finite difference programme, FLAC. In the analysis, behaviour of soil-wall interaction, soil-reinforcement interaction has been considered. Dynamic loadings were applied in the form of sinusoidal waves at the base of the foundation soil. Analyses were conducted using different backfill conditions and loading conditions. The lateral displacement and earth pressure were analyzed in order to evaluate the effect of reinforcement on the retaining wall. Comparisons were made between unreinforced (conventional) and reinforced soil retaining wall. It was observed that the reinforcement affects the earth pressure as well as lateral displacement of the retaining wall significantly. Parametric studies were also performed to understand the mechanism of reinforced soil retaining wall. The results of this study reveal the advantages of reinforcement in order to reduce the damages caused by the earthquake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2319-2323
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015 - Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
Duration: Nov 9 2015Nov 13 2015

Other

Other15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka, Kyushu
Period11/9/1511/13/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science

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