Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

Texsol is a 30 soil-fiber composite, obtained using a technique of soil reinforcement by incorporation of continuous textile fibers. The overall mechanical properties of Texsol result therefore from those of its components: soil and fibers. An experimental approach has been carried out in order to grasp the basic aspects of the stress-strain response of Texsol subjected to monotonic, cyclic and vibratory loadings. The study confirms that the application of Texsol to earthquake resistant earthworks and traffic structures could be of great interest and particularly suitable as shown by its ductility and energy-absorbing capacities that are readily evidenced by the laboratory conventional tests.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Energy-Absorbing Ability of Texsol

St. Louis, Missouri

Texsol is a 30 soil-fiber composite, obtained using a technique of soil reinforcement by incorporation of continuous textile fibers. The overall mechanical properties of Texsol result therefore from those of its components: soil and fibers. An experimental approach has been carried out in order to grasp the basic aspects of the stress-strain response of Texsol subjected to monotonic, cyclic and vibratory loadings. The study confirms that the application of Texsol to earthquake resistant earthworks and traffic structures could be of great interest and particularly suitable as shown by its ductility and energy-absorbing capacities that are readily evidenced by the laboratory conventional tests.