PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF CANTILEVER RETAINING WALL DESIGN

THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS PUBLICATION, "TYPICAL PLANS FOR RETAINING WALLS", CONTAINS A NEW AND SIMPLE APPROACH TO THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FOOTING DIMENSIONS AND BEARING PRESSURES. A SERIES OF GRAPHS SHOW HOW CHANGES IN TOE AND HEEL LENGTH AFFECT THE BEARING PRESSURES. THESE GRAPHS, THEIR CONSTRUCTION, AND THEIR USE ARE DISCUSSED. THE GRAPHS, WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WALL DIMENSIONS IN THE TYPICAL PLANS, GIVE THE DESIGNER A "FEEL" OF HOW BEARING PRESSURE VARIES WITH CHANGES IN FOOTING WIDTH WITHOUT HIS BECOMING INVOLVED IN COMPUTATIONS. SEVERAL LOADING CASES ARE GIVEN AND THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH ARE DISCUSSED. /AUTHOR/ REFERENCES: TYPICAL PLANS FOR RETAINING WALLS, U.S. BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, SEPT., 1967.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 87-96
  • Monograph Title: Bridges, foundations and retaining walls
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1970 12:00AM