Gabion structures and retaining walls design criteria

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Esra Uray


Retaining structures, which are utilized as a solution to meet the horizontal soil pressures between two different soil levels, have a very common usage area in geotechnical engineering. Gabions, which have found application with the developments in material production and coating technologies, are also applied as a type of retaining structure. Gabions, which are especially economical and environmentally friendly solutions, are engineering structures with many advantages. Gabion structures are built by placing these baskets in a specific order and these structures are used in many applications of civil engineering like retaining walls in highways, railways, erosion prevention, slope stability, stream bed improvement, shoreline survey, bridge approach, etc. In this study, gabion-type structures and their main application areas, advantages, design criteria, and comprehensive literature summary are given.

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Uray, E. (2022). Gabion structures and retaining walls design criteria. Advanced Engineering Science, 2, 127–134. Retrieved from


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