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Volume 192, 2018The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST 2018) “Exploring Innovative Solutions for Smart Society”
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Track 2: Mechanical, Mechatronics and Civil Engineering|
|Published online||14 August 2018|
A nonlinear optimization model on the reinforcement length of a modular block wall by varying surcharge and soil strength parameters
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand
Corresponding author : firstname.lastname@example.org
This study proposes a nonlinear optimization approach in designing a modular block wall which is atype of the mechanical stabilized earth wall. A nonlinear optimization model is proposed based on minimizing the reinforcement length where the constraints considered are the external stability and the internal stability. Theoptimum reinforcement length can be determined based on available soil strength parameters and the maximum surcharge. This study also includes the parametric study of the reinforced soil, retained soil, and foundation soil by varying the ranges of the wall height, surcharge, and soil strength parameters in density and friction angle to see the behaviours of the aforementioned external stability and internal stability. This can be beneficial in designing thismodular block wall encountering a poor soil condition or a large amount surcharge.
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