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Reinforced Soil and its Engineering Applications, 3ed

Swami Saran

ISBN: 9789389307900

440 pages

INR 595


Reinforced soil is a composite material formed by the association of frictional soil and tension-resistant elements in the form of sheets, strips, nets or mats of metal, synthetic fabrics, or fibre reinforced plastics and arranged in the soil mass in such a way as to reduce or suppress the tensile strain that might develop under gravity and boundary forces. The variety and range of applications of reinforced soil technique are unlimited. Jones (1985) identified several field applications, viz., retaining walls, abutments, quay walls, embankments, dams, hill roads, housing, foundations, railways, industry, pipe works, waterway structures and underground structures.

  • Introduction
  • Basic Components of Reinforced Soil
  • Strength Characteristics of Reinforced Soil
  • Soil-Reinforcement Interface Friction
  • Reinforced Soil Wall
  • Wall with Reinforced Backfill
  • Foundations on Reinforced Soil Beds
  • Soil Nailing
  • Fibre-Reinforced Soil
  • Index.