ANCHOR 2 - ANCHORED INCLINED WALLS - A STUDY OF BEHAVIOR

The paper discusses in a semi-quantitative manner the ways in which the inclined tied back retaining wall differs from the vertical wall, and describes research into its behaviour. The work on vertical walls by Hanna, Matallana, Weinhold, Schnabel and others is briefly reviewed. The laboratory work on the inclined wall centres on the determination of the forces on the wall and the distribution of pressure behind it. Using model tests conducted in a glass-sided sand filled flume, the authors have measured these forces and have produced equations for predicting movement. The range of possible movements of the wall is large and the interaction of the various forces is extremely complex. A number of test results are compared with pressure distributions according to the theories of Terzaghi, Schnabel and others. A feature of the work is the monitoring of the changes in earth pressure at the toe of the wall, and in the tie back forces in each anchor as excavation takes place in front of the wall. This simulates the diaphragm wall situation where excavation follows installation in trench and tying back.

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    33 Short Croft
    Doddinghurst, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HANNA, T H
    • Dina, A O
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 24-33
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00291146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1974 12:00AM