n IMIESA - A new generation of geogrid reinforcement : geosynthetics




Extracted from text ... GEOSYNTHETICS A new generation of geogrid reinforcement by Alan Parrock (geotechnical principal, ARQ (Pty) Ltd), Pieter Oosthuizen (associate and shareholder, ARQ (Pty) Ltd) and Garth James (marketing director, Kaytech). It is common to read about the collapse of geosynthetic reinforced concrete block retaining walls. Various reasons are advanced for the causes of failure and they invariably centre on inadequate design and compromised construction. However, for these structures to withstand the internal and external applied loads, the requirements of the new design code SANS 207 must be met. This code specifies not only the design methods to be ..


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