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Prediction of Reinforcement Loads in Reinforced Soil Walls


This report represents an update to Report WA-RD 522.1. Continued technical review of this work by the research team, as well as by the geotechnical engineering profession at large, and the availability of new data have resulted in some changes in the interpretation of the data and some modifications to the recommendations. This additional technical evaluation has also provided the opportunity to improve the analysis of the data and the resulting design model. While the basic structure and content of the report as presented herein remains unchanged relative to Report WA-RD 522.1, the data and analysis results provided in the original report have been updated, with the text modified as necessary.

  • Date Published: December, 2003
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 522.2
  • Last Modified: May 6, 2007
  • Authors: Tony M. Allen, Richard J. Bathurst.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 363 p., 3,754 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Accuracy, Backfill soils, Creep, Earth walls, Geosynthetics, Granular soils, Loads, Mathematical prediction, Methodology, Reinforcement (Engineering), Retaining walls, Stability (Mechanics), Steel, Stiffness, Strain (Mechanics)
  • Keywords: Reinforcement, walls, loads, strains, creep, design.
  • Related Publications: Prediction of Soil Reinforcement Loads in Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls, (WA-RD 522.1).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008