The Ko-Stiffness Method and it's Potentail use for the Geosynthetically Reinforced MSE Walls in Turkey
A research is being carried out to understand the stress-strain behaviour of GEO-BLOK Type MSE Retaining Walls. The research focuses on the findings of the "Ko-Stiffness Method" (Allen and Bathurst, 2001). Two GEO-BLOK MSE Walls are being constructed with strain-gauges installed on the geotextile reinforcement elements. Different backfill materials are being used in the walls in order to compare the stress-strain differences in the geotextiles. The research is being conducted by Kaan Doğanışık (BS, Civil Engineer) and is sponspored by GEOBOS.