Accession Number : ADA321646

Title :   Design Procedure for Geosynthetic Reinforced Steep Slopes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LESHCHINSKY INC NEWARK DE

Personal Author(s) : Leshchinsky, Dov

PDF Url : ADA321646

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This report presents a method for the design of geosynthetic reinforced slopes. A computer program ReSlope was developed to allow the user to optimize the design by accounting for elements such as user-specified partial safety factors, geosynthetic ultimate strength, cohesive soils, pore water pressure, external loads, and seismicity. This report provides recommendations regarding selection of soil shear strength parameters, safety factors, and practical specifications for reinforcement layout Design aspects related to erosion control and construction are also discussed. Finally, tips regarding arrest of tension cracks and an economical procedure for repairing a failed slope are given.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *SOIL EROSION, *SLOPE STABILITY, CONTROL, LOW COSTS, PARAMETERS, WATER, LOADS(FORCES), CRACKS, SOIL MECHANICS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), TENSION, SAFETY, EXTERNAL, PORE PRESSURE, SEISMOLOGY, SHEAR STRENGTH, COHESIVE SOILS.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE