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Retaining force augmentation of retaining walls

Retaining force augmentation of retaining walls

Manohar, Krishpersad, Tota-Maharaj, Kiran and Panchoo, Roshan (2017) Retaining force augmentation of retaining walls. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS), 33 (1). pp. 269-278. ISSN 2313-4410 (Print), 2313-4402 (Online)

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Abstract

Concrete blocks retaining walls are commonly used for landscaping projects in which the retaining force strength of the structure is of paramount importance in preserving the integrity of the project and safety of humans and property. The effect of augmenting the retaining force strength of concrete block retaining walls was investigated using interlocking and interlocking with a horizontal steel re-bar and compared with regular concrete block walls. The average maximum retaining force for regular, interlocking and interlocking with horizontal rebar walls was 16862 N, 24546 N, and 80855 N at wall deflection of 12.2 mm, 13.3 mm and 50.7 mm, respectively. The average maximum retaining force of the interlocking and the interlocking with horizontal re-bar walls increased by 45.6 % and 379.5 %, respectively, when compared to regular concrete block walls. The inclusion of a horizontal steel re-bar in the interlocking design showed an increase of 229.4 % in the retaining force strength. The wall sections without the horizontal re-bar failed abruptly beyond the maximum retaining force for both the regular and interlocking blocks. The interlocking concrete block design and the inclusion of a horizontal steel re-bar both significantly augmented the retaining force strength of concrete block retaining walls.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Retaining wall; Concrete block; Retaining force; Horizontal re-bar
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Engineering Science
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 10:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17506

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