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A Study on Vegetated Embankment Slope Reinforcement Using A Synthetic Resine Based Net-hose System
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A Study on Vegetated Embankment Slope Reinforcement Using A Synthetic Resine Based Net-hose System
Baek, Yong-Gi; Lee, Min-Kyu; Ahn, Jaehun; Oh, Jeongho;
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This study investigates the application of a synthetic resine based net-hose system to sustain vegetated embankment slope reinforcement. The net-hose system is designated to improve water supply to the vegetation that can suffer the lack of water in case of extreme drying condition or rock slope where water supply is relatively insufficient to ensure the growth of vegetation. A series of laboratory tests were conducted to check the structural adequacy and effectiveness of net-hose system. The results indicated that the model slope equipped with net-hose system seemed to provide better water supply resulting in more vegetated areas and higher matric suction due to active water uptake capacity, which might be contributed to greater shear strength of slope surface. A limited numerical analysis was conducted to verify the effect of water uptake on vegetated root system that generally yields better slope stability.
net-hose system;vegetated embankment slope;matric suction;shear strength;
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