Soil Retaining Structures

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CRC Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 236 pages
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Models for structural analysis are needed in order to design safe and reliable soil-retaining structures. This study evaluates numerical models, mostly based on finite element techniques. This book provides a frame of reference for verification and validation of these models.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
FLEXIBLE RETAINING WALLS
4
DEVELOPMENT OF MODELS FOR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
29
SOIL MECHANICS AND GROUNDWATER FLOW
39
BLOCK REVETMENTS
57
BORED TUNNELS IN SOFT SOIL
143
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
201
LIST OF SYMBOLS
205
APPENDIX A EQUATIONS OF EQUILIBRIUM FOR A RING
215
APPENDIX B ULTIMATE LIMIT STATE FOR A TUNNEL LINING
223
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