Parametric finite element studies are described that illustrate the relative performances of braced and tied-back wall systems. Key factors in the different performances of the two systems are isolated and the degree of their infleunce demonstrated. Circumstances are shown where tied-back wall systems perform better than braced wall systems and vice versa. Additionally, the influence of prestress load, wall stiffness, tie-back stiffness, excavation depth, and tie-back spacing on tied-back wall performance are investigated. By judicious choice of these parameters it is shown that the designer can significantly reduce wall movements and soil settlments. /ASCE/

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  • Accession Number: 00080829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc. Paper 11028
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM