INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF CRIB WALLS AND EMBANKMENTS

MERKBLATT FUER DEN ENTWURF UND DIE HERSTELLUNG VON RAUMGITTERWAENDEN UND -WAELLEN

Crib walls can be erected where the ground is cracked or over steep slopes that are to be secured against slip or subsidence during construction work. They are constructed from prefabricated parts which makes them easy to adapt to the surface and ground conditions. They are back-filled in layers so that the earth bears part of the load. The wall can also take up horizontal earth pressures through inertia of the whole structure. The instructions collate and standardise the principles of the design calculations and dimensioning. Structural requirements and those differing from applicable regulations are given. Details are also given of the requirements for building materials, stability, loading and safety factors. Systems with added boxes, those with open back faces and anchored systems are not covered. Advice is provided on layout and planting to integrate with the natural balance and view of the countryside. Crib walls are often used to protect neighbouring property from noise and can be planted from both sides. This standard was originally published in German (Raumgitterwaende Merkblatt 1284 (1985)). (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1990-8

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T 3644A
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM