the following papers were presented at the symposium: principles of reinforced earth (smith,gn); modelling reinforced earth (bolton,md, choudhury,sp and pang,plr); practical design considerations (jones,cjfp); research at the trrl to develop design criteria for reinforced earth (murray,rt); alteration of soil behaviour by the inclusion of materials with different properties (andrawes,kz and mcgown,a); the failure of model reinforced earth walls (smith,akc and wroth,cp); design aspects of reinforced earth construction (cole,erl); construction of experimental reinforced earth walls at trrl (boden,jb, irwin,mj and pocock,rg); experience on reinforced earth in france (schlosser,f); performance of a reinforced earth structure at granton, edinburgh (finlay,tw); construction in reinforced earth (price,di); practical construction techniques (jones,cjfp); the use of frp as reinforcing elements in reinforced soil systems (mallinder,fp); corrosion in reinforced earth construction (king,ra); the use of high alloy steels in resisting corrosion (lee,bv and edwards,am); textile reinforcements - characteristic properties and their measurement (mckeand,e and sissons,cr); an experimental study at trrl into the corrosion of metal reinforcing elements (cross,je). for individual abstracts of papers by trrl authors: murray,rt, boden,jb, irwin,mj and pocock,rg and cross,je, see irrd abstracts nos 248531-3.

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