Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Earth Wall

by Jerry C. Chang, (M.ASCE), Project Engr.; Transportation Lab., California Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento, Calif.,
Raymond A. Forsyth, (F.ASCE), Chf.; Geotechnical Branch, Transportation Lab., California Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento, Calif.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 7, Pg. 711-724


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Presented are the results of finite element analysis of a reinforced earth wall on California Highway 39. The finite element method was developed based on composite elasticity property of the steel reinforcing strip and soil. A comparison of the field soil stresses and horizontal movements with those predicted by the finite element analysis indicated reasonable agreement.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Soil stabilization | Walls | Soil stress | Soil analysis | Stress analysis | Highways and roads | North America | California | United States

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