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DEVELOPMENT OF MULTI-ANCHOR EARTH RETENTION SYSTEMS.

Bolton, MD (1985) DEVELOPMENT OF MULTI-ANCHOR EARTH RETENTION SYSTEMS. pp. 253-269.

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Abstract

This paper discusses two projects, the first relating to tests on 'reinforced earth' conducted on the 1. 5 m radius centrifuge at U. M. I. S. T. , and the second concerning a short pilot study on the T. R. R. L. concept of 'anchored earth' carried out on the 5 m radius Cambridge Geotechnical Centrifuge. The principal objective of the paper is to introduce evidence which demonstrates that failure mechanisms of novel forms of construction are often difficult to predict analytically; are relatively easy to create and observe in centrifuge models; are often easy to match retrospectively against an elementary theoretical model. The paper closes by proposing a role for centrifugal model testing in design evaluation, whether by the designer himself, his certification authority, a rival patent holder, or a research worker. Refs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:03
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:24
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