USER-FRIENDLY PC-BASED DESIGN PACKAGE FOR GRAVITY-TYPE SEAWALLS

The development and verification are described of a robust, user-friendly computer program for the design of gravity-type vertical seawalls formed by precast concrete blocks. The program is tailored for use on microcomputers, and is written in BASIC language. The program simulates the conventional manual design procedures, combining the relevant codes of practice and some heuristic rules of thumb from design experience. The lateral forces due to surcharge and soil pressure behind the wall together with water-wave forces are computed, and the adequacy of the seawall configuration is checked for various loading conditions.

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  • Accession Number: 00621913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM