oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The use of hexagonal steel wire mesh gabions in mass gravity retaining walls : more engineering

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Most engineers know double twist mesh gabions from their use in rivers and channels as gabions, and Reno mattresses which offer excellent solutions in hydraulic conditions. Many of us have been fortunate to have encountered gabions in road and civil projects where they are also very effective as a simple building block for the construction of mass gravity retaining walls. The simplicity of installation, the advantage of using unskilled labour, and the fact that no mechanised construction equipment is required to construct such walls, have created a perception that such structures, no matter how high or crucial, are non-technical and need no engineering input.

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