Measures to Prevent Retaining Wall Distress and Failures

Various measures to prevent retaining wall distress and failures shall be taken for safety and stability. Methods to prevent distress in retaining wall is discussed. There are various construction, design, and detailing reasons that influence retaining wall safety and stability. On ...

Soldier Pile Retaining Wall – Components and Design

Soldier pile retaining wall is usually employed for situations where the earth backfill is needed to be retained temporarily for example at construction site. Soldier pile wall consist of wide flange steel beams (soldier piles) and wood lagging. The former is ...

Design of Geogrid Segmental Retaining Wall with Calculations

Geogrid segmental retaining wall is used where tall wall is required. Details and design of geogrid segmental retaining wall with calculations is described in this article. Segmental retaining wall height is restricted due to stability issues, but the height can be ...

Seismic Design of Retaining Wall

Seismic design of retaining wall is considerably complicated problem in which assumptions have to be considered in order to make indeterminable issue solvable employing theory of statics and differential calculus. The computation of each static and dynamic pressure acting on retaining ...

Why Retaining Walls Fail? Causes for Retaining Wall Failure

Generally, the term retaining wall failure do not referred to the total failure or collapse but rather describes signs and indications by which failure possibilities and wall instability could be predicted and can be saved if dealt with properly. Retaining wall ...

Loads and Forces Acting on Retaining Wall and Their Calculations

Loads and Forces Acting on Retaining Wall There are various types of loads and forces acting on retaining wall, which are:Lateral earth pressure Surcharge loads Axial loads Wind on projecting stem Impact forces Seismic earth pressure Seismic wall self-weight forcesRetaining wall design could include any or ...

Segmental Retaining Wall – Types, Design and Advantages

Segmental retaining wall is constructed of large number of collected dry masonry blocks. These masonry blocks are significantly economical and effective for segmental retaining wall construction and it is also broadly accepted. There are various applications of segmental retaining walls such ...

FREE-STANDING RETAINING WALL WITH TYPES

Free-standing retaining walls are constructed in an open excavation and the retained soil is backfilled after construction. Generally free-standing walls are only economically viable on sites where there is sufficient space to compact the sides of the excavation to stable ...