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Title: Seismic behavior of geogrid reinforced slag wall

Flexible retaining structures are known with their high performance under earthquake loads. In geogrid reinforced walls the performance of the fill material and the interface of the fill and geogrid controls the performance. Geosynthetic reinforced walls in seismic regions must be safe against not only static forces but also seismic forces. The objective of this study is to determine the behavior of a geogrid reinforced slag wall during earthquake by using shaking table experiments. This study is composed of three stages. In the first stage the physical properties of the material to be used were determined. In the second part, a case history involving the use of slag from steel industry in the construction of geogrid reinforced wall is presented. In the third stage, the results of shaking table tests conducted using model geogrid wall with slag are given. From the results, it is seen that slag can be used as fill material for geogrid reinforced walls subjected to earthquake loads.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Department of Earthquake Engineering, Cengelkoey-Istanbul (Turkey)
  2. Bogazici University, Department of Civil Engineering, Bebek-Istanbul (Turkey)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21149045
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1020; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2008 seismic engineering conference: Commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria earthquake, Reggio Calabria (Italy), 8-11 Jul 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2963905; (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; CONSTRUCTION; EARTHQUAKES; METAL INDUSTRY; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; PERFORMANCE; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SEISMOLOGY; SLAGS; WALLS