DEFORMATION ANALYSIS OF GABION WALLS ON TRANSPORT STRUCTURES
Arencibia, Orlando Montero
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Gabion walls bring convenient way to realize the retaining walls with high level of global stability and aesthetic value. The design methods are based on the exerted approaches for gravity walls without reflection that gabion blocks have some special characteristics that need to be take into account. The major difference is that the blocks are not a rigid bodies and therefore the area of affected loads has its limitations. This paper presents the results of parametric study of gabion walls aimed at the material characteristics of gabions, especially at the deformation properties, that are neglected in recent design approaches.