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dc.contributor.authorGarcía Adroguer, Eduard
dc.contributor.authorPuig Damians, Ivan
dc.contributor.authorJosa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorLloret Morancho, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorBathurst, Richard
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-15T16:26:26Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationGarcia, E., Damians, I.P., Josa, A., Lloret, A., Bathurst, R.J. Sustainability assessment of earth retaining wall structures: preliminary model and simplified application. A: European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. "Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development". Edinburgh, Scotland: 2015, p. 2463-2468.
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-7277-6067-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/81547
dc.description.abstractEarth retaining wall (RW) structures have been used for centuries but new technologies and innovations in materials continue to emerge. While different wall types can perform the same function, a rigorous sustainability assessment protocol should be part of the selection procedure. This paper describes benchmarks for the development of sustainability assessment methods for RW structures, with criteria based on technical, environmental, economic and social factors. A wide range of materials and constructive solutions are available for RW structures. This study focuses on the most common wall types: gravity, cantilever and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls (both geosynthetic and metallic reinforcement). The sustainability assessment methodology is explained and a simplified sustainability model applied to four 5 m-high RW structures falling in the three categories mentioned. The results of analyses demonstrate that MSE wall alternatives are the best solution from the sustainability point of view.
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia
dc.subject.lcshRetaining walls
dc.titleSustainability assessment of earth retaining wall structures: preliminary model and simplified application
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacMurs de contenció
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MECMAT - Mecànica de Materials
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MSR - Mecànica del Sòls i de les Roques
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/ecsmge.60678
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
drac.iddocument16919712
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
upcommons.citation.authorGarcia, E., Damians, I.P., Josa, A., Lloret, A., Bathurst, R.J.
upcommons.citation.contributorEuropean Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
upcommons.citation.pubplaceEdinburgh, Scotland
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameProceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development
upcommons.citation.startingPage2463
upcommons.citation.endingPage2468


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