Evaluation of the Tensar ARESTM Retaining Wall System

Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), A Service Center of the Civil Engineering Research Center (CERF) of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0301-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0301-5 (ISBN-10), 1997, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 132
28 cm, CERF Report #40301; Technical Evaluation Report, November 1997

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center.

This report evaluates the ARES Retaining Wall System, manufactured by Tensar Earth Technologies, Inc., to determine its basic capabilities and limitations for use as a technically viable, precast, mechanically stabilized earth structure. The evaluation was conducted based on design, construction, performance, and quality assurance information outlined in the HITEC Protocol. The ARES System features segmental precast concrete facing panels five feet high by nine feet wide (1.52 m by 2.74 m) and high-density polyethylene geogrid soil reinforcement, which is connected to the facing panels using a newly developed slot connection method.

Subject Headings: Soil stabilization | Structural systems | Retaining structures | Reinforced concrete | Precast concrete | Panels (structural) | Synthetic materials


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