Evaluation of the Tensar ARES Retaining Wall System
Technical Evaluation Report
Highway Innovative Technology Innovation Center
CERF Reports 40301
1997 / 142 pp.
Soft Cover - In Stock
$44.00 List / $33.00ASCE Member
Stock No. 40301 / ISBN: 9780784403013
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center.
This report evaluates the ARES Retaining Wall System, manufactured by Tensar Earth Technologies, Inc., to determine its basic capabilities and limitations for use as a technically viable, precast, mechanically stabilized earth structure. The evaluation was conducted based on design, construction, performance, and quality assurance information outlined in the HITEC Protocol. The ARES System features segmental precast concrete facing panels five feet high by nine feet wide (1.52 m by 2.74 m) and high-density polyethylene geogrid soil reinforcement, which is connected to the facing panels using a newly developed slot connection method.