101 Uses for Earth Reinforcement

by Michael J. Bartos, Jr., (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Editor; CIVIL ENGINEERING—ASCE, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1979, Vol. 49, Issue 1, Pg. 51-57

Document Type: Feature article


A mini-symposium on earth reinforcement held at the April 1978 ASCE national convention attracted participants from around the world; symposium papers form the basis of this paper. Methods described include the use of metallic strips (Reinforced Earth and York method), small-diameter concrete or grout piles and earth anchors (including Root Piles), fabric and net reinforcement, and sand-filled paper grids. Some concepts are modifications or variations of others; some are experimental. Case histories illustrate the important aspects of some techniques, showing that advantages over conventional construction can include an ability to withstand large settlements without structural distress and to yield significant savings of cost and construction time.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Concrete piles | Soil stabilization | Case studies | Grouting | Anchors | Vegetation | Fiber reinforced concrete

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