INTERIM REPORT ON PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF CYLINDER-BEAM RETAINING WALLS

RETAINING WALLS FOR PORTIONS OF THE SEATTLE FREEWAY WERE MADE FROM VERTICAL CYLINDRICAL BEAMS CAST IN AUGERED HOLES PRIOR TO ROADWAY EXCAVATION. RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF ANALYSIS OF INCLINOMETER DATA FROM INSTALLATIONS IN SOME OF THESE CYLINDERS SEEKING TO DETERMINE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LATERAL PRESSURES INTERACTING BETWEEN THE EARTH AND CYLINDERS. GENERAL FEATURES OF THE LOAD DISTRIBUTION PATTERN ARE POSTULATED LEADING TO A PARTIAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CYLINDERS. THESE ANALYSES WILL BE EXTENDED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE VARIATIONS OF SOIL PROPERTIES AND CROSS-SECTION CONFIGURATION IN THE NEXT PHASE OF THIS STUDY. THE USE OF FINITE-ELEMENT ANALYSIS WILL BE FURTHER DEVELOPED TO BE OF VALUE IN FUTURE DESIGN. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Seattle, WA  USA  98195

    Washington State Department of Highways

    Olympia, WA  USA 

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Meese, R H
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Y-985
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 19 1970 12:00AM