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Failure Analysis Of A Mechanically Stabilized Earth (mse) Wall Using Finite Element Program Plaxis

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Failure Analysis Of A Mechanically Stabilized Earth (mse) Wall Using Finite Element Program Plaxis

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dc.contributor.author Mahmood, Tahsina en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T18:18:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T18:18:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T18:18:48Z
dc.date.submitted January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10264 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1705
dc.description.abstract Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls have been increasingly used in many federal, state and private projects over the last 20 years. MSE walls are reliable, constructible, and cost effective. However, failure of MSE wall has become a problem for all agencies using them. This study presents the failure analysis of a segmental block, MSE retaining wall located in Rockville, Maryland. The top of MSE wall moved about 12 inches to 18 inches. An extensive geotechnical investigation program was undertaken to investigate the MSE wall failure. This study presents the results of investigations to determine the causes of failure. The computer program PLAXIS is used to determine the possible causes, pattern and mode of failure. These results present the reference model or model calibration. The simulated model results are similar to the displacement observed in the field. After that, parametric studies were conducted. Based on the parametric studies, charts were developed to represent the effect of various parameters on the displacement of the MSE wall. The horizontal and vertical movements of the wall were also studied individually and all results were presented in appropriate graphical forms. Moreover, the difference between the axial force and extreme displacement between the upper and lower most geogrids were also presented. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Hossain, Sahadat en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.title Failure Analysis Of A Mechanically Stabilized Earth (mse) Wall Using Finite Element Program Plaxis en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Hossain, Sahadat en_US
dc.degree.department Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=963
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