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Numerical Analysis of Reinforcement Structure Stability Based on the Stress State of Geogrid

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DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2018.62023    179 Downloads   318 Views


The reinforcement effect of geogrids is exerted through the fixing and occlusion with the surrounding soil to ensure the stability of reinforced structure. Based on the friction reinforced mechanism, the geogrids play the role of anti-shear and anti-pulling. So the indexes of interface strength identified by shear and tensile tests are usually used to conduct the stability analysis of reinforced structure. At present, the same indexes of interface strength areadopted in the stability analysis of reinforced structure, where only one of the anti-shearing action or anti-pulling effect of geogrid is considered, which is separated from the practical stress state of geogrids and has certain limitation. To solve the problem, the paper adjusts the interface indexes of geogrids based on the potential sliding surface and the stress state of geogrids when the failure happens. So the method of stability analysis is concluded where cyclic iterative analysis is carried out till the interface characters of geogrids and the unstable mode of the whole structure are the same. The calculation examples of reinforced soil slope in the paper shows that the method can fully reflect the reinforcement of geogrids and can complete the adoption of numerical method in the stability analysis of reinforcement structure.

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Tang, X. , Wang, Y. and Liu, Z. (2018) Numerical Analysis of Reinforcement Structure Stability Based on the Stress State of Geogrid. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 6, 383-392. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2018.62023.

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