2012 Geo-Wall Competition

Geo-Institute, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA

Document Type: Misc.

Abstract: Highlights from the Geo-Wall Competition at the 2012 Geo-Congress. Teams from 17 universities competed to construct a model mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall out of craft paper and poster board facing. It had to resist 50 lbs of vertical load and a lateral load simulating bridge foundation loading.

Subject Headings: Vertical loads | Lateral loads | Load factors | Bridge foundations | Colleges and universities | Retaining structures |


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