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Long-term pullout resistance of geogrid reinforcement for retaining walls

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1999
Summary:
An experimental and analytical investigation is presented for two types of geogrids: HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) and PET (Polyester). Sand and limerock were used for the backfill material, which meet the FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) Material Specifications, with simulation of unsaturated and saturated condition. Eight pullout test boxes were designed and constructed, each with a specially designed stainless steel clamp. The measured strain-time relations for unsaturated and saturated soils for various levels of the pullout force until the peak value (up to 10,000 hours of exposure), and varying distances from the loading end were plotted. The normal and principal stresses in the soil, and the strains along the geogrid were determined from the finite element analysis for the unsaturated soil condition for various pullout force levels. The results were analyzed and a generalized method proposed for practical design using sliding resistance factors.
Title: Long-term pullout resistance of geogrid reinforcement for retaining walls.
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Name(s): Gao, Shangsui.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1999
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 107 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: An experimental and analytical investigation is presented for two types of geogrids: HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) and PET (Polyester). Sand and limerock were used for the backfill material, which meet the FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) Material Specifications, with simulation of unsaturated and saturated condition. Eight pullout test boxes were designed and constructed, each with a specially designed stainless steel clamp. The measured strain-time relations for unsaturated and saturated soils for various levels of the pullout force until the peak value (up to 10,000 hours of exposure), and varying distances from the loading end were plotted. The normal and principal stresses in the soil, and the strains along the geogrid were determined from the finite element analysis for the unsaturated soil condition for various pullout force levels. The results were analyzed and a generalized method proposed for practical design using sliding resistance factors.
Identifier: 9780599377745 (isbn), 15689 (digitool), FADT15689 (IID), fau:12445 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1999.
Subject(s): Retaining walls
Geogrids
Soil stabilization
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