Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

The paper refers a gabions retaining wall, located at Belas, about 30 km Northeast of Lisbon, in the North perimeter of an Organic Valorisation Central (Valorsul). After the wall completion some pathology occurred and it was detected that it had been partially executed with marl limestone blocks that loose mechanical resistance under rainy water. The wall was then demolished and rebuilt with adequate material. During the earth fill execution the wall was monitorized with a superficial topographical survey. The results obtained and the respective conclusions are referred.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Behaviour Monitorization of a 13m High Gabions Wall

Arlington, Virginia

The paper refers a gabions retaining wall, located at Belas, about 30 km Northeast of Lisbon, in the North perimeter of an Organic Valorisation Central (Valorsul). After the wall completion some pathology occurred and it was detected that it had been partially executed with marl limestone blocks that loose mechanical resistance under rainy water. The wall was then demolished and rebuilt with adequate material. During the earth fill execution the wall was monitorized with a superficial topographical survey. The results obtained and the respective conclusions are referred.