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Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls (MSE) and Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS)

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE

Due to advantages in economics, constructability, and aesthetics, the construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS) is now commonplace. This course is intended to enable the engineers and construction personnel to identifies and evaluate potential applications of MSEW and RSS as an alternative to other construction methods and as a means to solve construction problems. It focuses on the proper selection, design, analysis, performance, specifications, monitoring and construction of of MSE walls and. RSS embankments. This course is entirely based on US Department of Transportation Publication No. FHWA-NHI-00-043 “Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes Design & Construction Guidelines”.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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