n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers - The durability of Reinforced Earth reinforcing strips in Southern Africa : technical note




This note describes the results of the monitoring of steel reinforcing strips placed in 13 Reinforced EarthTM projects constructed in Southern Africa before 1982. The results confirm that Reinforced Earth structures will meet their required service lives provided that the backfill complies with Reinforced Earth specifications. Durability problems were encountered on three projects. These problems are briefly discussed in an addendum.

Hierdie nota beskryf die uitslag van die kontrolering van metaalversterkingsbande in 13 Gewapende GrondTM -projekte wat in Suid-Afrika voor 1982 gebou is. Die uitslae bevestig dat Gewapende Grond-projekte die vereiste dienstydperk sal bereik mits die opvulling aan die Gewapende Grond-spesifikasies voldoen. Duursaamheidsprobleme is op drie projekte teegekom. Hierdie probleme word kortliks in 'n addendum uiteengesit.


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