Location

Chicago, Illinois

Date

01 May 2013, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Abstract

Mountainous road construction is one of the most difficult and challenging problems in geotechnical engineering. Geometrical complexities and geotechnical conditions make them different from many other urban projects. Retaining wall system is a principal part of these projects. Reinforced Earth Wall system can be considered as an appropriate option for mountainous road construction. In this case history, access road construction of the LARSI building (Shemshak-Iran) is discussed. Shemshak is a tourist town which is located in southern hillsides of the Alborz Mountains. Therefore, the access road is an essential component particularly in cold seasons. Nine terraced levels of the reinforced earth wall were designed according to the geometrical considerations. The walls’ reinforcements were evaluated by TALREN 4 V.2.0.3. There had been some limitations, etc. which resulted in many challenges during the construction. This project was constructed in six months.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

7th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Access Road Construction of the Larsi Building Using Reinforced Earth Walls

Chicago, Illinois

Mountainous road construction is one of the most difficult and challenging problems in geotechnical engineering. Geometrical complexities and geotechnical conditions make them different from many other urban projects. Retaining wall system is a principal part of these projects. Reinforced Earth Wall system can be considered as an appropriate option for mountainous road construction. In this case history, access road construction of the LARSI building (Shemshak-Iran) is discussed. Shemshak is a tourist town which is located in southern hillsides of the Alborz Mountains. Therefore, the access road is an essential component particularly in cold seasons. Nine terraced levels of the reinforced earth wall were designed according to the geometrical considerations. The walls’ reinforcements were evaluated by TALREN 4 V.2.0.3. There had been some limitations, etc. which resulted in many challenges during the construction. This project was constructed in six months.