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Zheng D.,Water Scientific Research Institute | Zhou J.,Water Scientific Research Institute | Yang J.,Water Scientific Research Institute
Procedia Engineering | Year: 2012

In this paper, the method of directly heightening the retaining walls by structural modification technology is briefly introduced. And the using effects of the structural modification technology are showed by experimental observations. The results indicate that, by the way of changing bearing modes of the original retaining walls, the bearing capacity of the new structure was greatly improved by the structural modification technology, which can get the maximum use out of the original structure for the extension or reconstruction of projects. This technology can not only effectively improve the using effects of the structure, largely save the engineering quantities, reduce the project cost and speed up the erection, but also reduce the construction waste and decrease the construction impact on the environment. © 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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