Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

The paper considers the causes of slips in embankments and cuttings and examines the traditional methods of repair and reinstatement. Reinforced soil solutions are examined and compared with the more traditional systems. Following consideration of the structure and properties of a polymer geogrid for use in reinforced soil applications, two case histories are presented. The first involves the repair of a cutting slip in overconsolidated clay in S.E. England. Both the design method and construction system are examined along with indications of relative costs. The second example is a slip in a highway embankment in Sweden where a reinforced soil solution was adopted at a cost of only 25% of the standard solution.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Reinforced Soil in the Repair of Embankment and Cutting Slip Failures

The paper considers the causes of slips in embankments and cuttings and examines the traditional methods of repair and reinstatement. Reinforced soil solutions are examined and compared with the more traditional systems. Following consideration of the structure and properties of a polymer geogrid for use in reinforced soil applications, two case histories are presented. The first involves the repair of a cutting slip in overconsolidated clay in S.E. England. Both the design method and construction system are examined along with indications of relative costs. The second example is a slip in a highway embankment in Sweden where a reinforced soil solution was adopted at a cost of only 25% of the standard solution.