Numerical Analysis of Geocell Reinforced Earth Retaining Wall

Ravi Teja, Vippagunta (2015) Numerical Analysis of Geocell Reinforced Earth Retaining Wall. MTech thesis.



Now-a-days usage of concrete in the field of civil engineering is increasing rapidly in which most of it is going as waste due to improper management and care while placing it. The waste produced cannot be recycled/reused, so as to eradicate this some alternatives can be chosen. Mainly in the construction of retaining walls, concrete panels are used to support the backfill soil, but at the time of installation most of the panels get rejected because at the time of transportation and installation of panels. If proper care is not taken the ends get damaged by which there cannot be a proper bonding between the adjacent panels. So as to overcome this geocells are used in case of concrete panels which is a HDPE (High Density PolyEthylene) material which is a reusable can be used under any climatic conditions, transportation and installation of this material is easy and consumes less time. Geocells are placed in layers one above the other as the depth of geocell is restricted, so all the layers are placed with some inclination as it is easy to support backfill soil and the displacements generated among them can be encountered. Analysis of geocell reinforced retaining wall is done in PLAXIS 3D. PLAXIS 3D is a finite element analytical geotechnical software gives accurate results compared to that finite difference and limit equilibrium analytical software’s. In the PLAXIS 3D software, generation of geocell retaining wall models with inclinations are made and without load and with loading conditions. The results obtained from the analysis are collected and compared among themselves and from the comparison the retaining wall with a specific inclination which ever gives better result is suggested and some different arrangements of geocells are made with the suggested angle and results are analyzed.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Retaining wall, Geocells, PLAXIS 3D, Facing angle, Displacements, FOS
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Geotechnical Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:7922
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:06 Jul 2016 12:34
Last Modified:06 Jul 2016 12:34
Supervisor(s):Roy, N

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