What is a retaining wall? Retaining wall is a structure that are designed and constructed to withstand lateral pressure of soil or hold back soil materials. The lateral pressure could be also due to earth filling, liquid pressure, sand, and ...
Category: Retaining Wall – Structural Consideration
Retaining Wall – Structural Consideration provides information on structural requirements for the design of various types of retaining wall.
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Construction of concrete block retaining walls, with step by step process, materials, advantages, applications and its construction inspection are discussed.
Weep holes are provided in masonry walls, retaining walls, underpasses, wing walls and other ground draining structure. Functions and need of weep holes.
Types of reinforced concrete retaining walls are cantilever retaining walls and counterfort retaining walls. Functions and parts of these retaining walls are discussed.
There different types of retaining walls and their design concept starts with calculation of earth pressures. Earth pressure calculation on retaining walls depends on the depth, pore water pressure and surcharge on retaining walls. Cantilever Retaining Walls: (a) Cantilever retaining ...
Proportioning of reinforced concrete retaining wall elements such as stem, base slab, toe slab and heel slab is important to make the design economical.