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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B12/S2.034

DEFORMATION ANALYSIS OF GABION WALLS ON TRANSPORT STRUCTURES

J. Vlcek, R. Bulko, D. Niemiec, P. Zasterova, B. Matuszkova, S.Heviankova, M. Kyncl, M. Marschalko, I. Yilmaz, M. Bendova, V. Dirner, A. Sochorková, P. Andráš, O.M. Arencibia, M. Bednárik
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-08-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 2, 259-266 pp

ABSTRACT
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.

Keywords: deformation modulus, FEM, gabion wall, global stability