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Sliding stability analysis of a retaining wall constructed by soilbags
© 2019 ICE Publishing: all rights reserved. Model tests were conducted to analyse the sliding stability of a retaining wall constructed by soilbags. The aim was to obtain an equation that calculates the active resultant earth pressure of sand acting on the wall in the ultimate state. Additionally, shear tests on multi-layers of vertically stacked soilbags were designed to investigate how the interlayer friction resistance varied with the height of the wall. The results show that the active earth pressure acting on the soilbag-constructed retaining wall in the ultimate state is non-linear, but it can be calculated from the force equilibrium of a differential element. The interlayer friction resistance of soilbags is found to be related to the shape of the sliding surface. Based on the obtained equation and the unique shear test results, the sliding stability of the retaining wall constructed by soilbags could be appropriately analysed.
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