Crimped Wire Reinforcements as a Cost Effective Alternative to MSE Wall Reinforcements. Dr. James Bay, PhD Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Utah State University J. Aaron Jensen, E.I. American Geotechnics ITD PDC 3 April 2013. Purpose.
Cost Effective Alternative to
MSE Wall Reinforcements
Dr. James Bay, PhD
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Utah State University
J. Aaron Jensen, E.I.
3 April 2013
Fig. 188.8.131.52.1-3 AASHTO Bridge Design
For a 20 ft high wall that is only deflections of 0.25 in.- 0.5 in.
The deflections must increase progressively as the wall is constructed
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