Architectural Approach to Application of Reinforced Soil in the Structure of Bridges and Urban Overpasses
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, April 2015, Pages: 70-74
Received: Jan. 18, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 20, 2015; Published: Aug. 7, 2015
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Gholamreza Pour Ebrahim, Civil Engineering Department, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
Omid Pourebrahim, Architecture Department, PNU Hormozgan, Hormozgan, Iran
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In recent years, population growth along with entering various kinds of cars in human life led to increasing the intercity trips, the trips that are not proportional with traffic capacity of streets especially intersections. This caused problems in the transportation. One of the solutions to this problem is to build bridges and roadway overpasses so that their applying in addition to flowing traffic, landscaping and creating green spaces has least effects on the architecture structure of the place. Application of reinforced soil is one of the appropriate and modern methods in this field. In this method a combination of elastic elements such as soil and geosynthetic (e.g., network fibers and polymer tissues) is used and huge soil bodies are created for path in an optimal desired shape. One of the precious advantages of this method is use of soil which is a natural and inexpensive element with the capability of growing plants. In this paper, we will review on types of bridge and overpass architecture in terms of topology and beautification, then besides stating the reinforced soil properties its functional potential in the field of making architecture structure will be discussed. Hoping that in this way architects can improve their intellectual creativity in this regard.
Grade Separation, Interchange, Reinforced Soil, Architecture, Landscaping
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Gholamreza Pour Ebrahim, Omid Pourebrahim, Architectural Approach to Application of Reinforced Soil in the Structure of Bridges and Urban Overpasses, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Special Issue: Research and Practice in Architecture and Urban Studies in Developing Countries. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 70-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030201.24
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