Slopes - stabilisation

Shukla, S.K., Sivakugan, N., and Das, B.M. (2012) Slopes - stabilisation. In: Shukla, Sanjay Kumar, (ed.) Handbook of Geosynthetic Engineering: geosynthetics and their applications. ICE Publishing, London, pp. 223-243.

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The use of geosynthetic reinforcements for slope stabilisation allows a reduction in earthworks by changing the geometry, and even allows the use of soils with average mechanical properties. Geosynthetic-reinforced slopes are generally compacted fill embankments that incorporate geosynthetic layers as tensile reinforcement to enhance stability. The reinforcement holds together the soil mass from both sides of the failure surface, thus increasing the factor of safety of the existing slope. Analytical, numerical and experimental research work, and many case studies on geosynthetic-reinforced slopes, have been reported in the literature. This chapter presents a comprehensive overview of the application of geosynthetics in stabilising soil slopes, including the suitability of geosynthetics, reinforcing mechanisms, methods of slope stability analysis and design, model studies, and typical slope stabilisation methods, with some specific construction guidelines.

Item ID: 19851
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-7277-4175-2
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 23:49
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 100%
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