COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN OF RETAINING WALLS

An interactive graphics program for the design of earth retaining walls is presented. This considers wall stability against overturning, sliding and bearing failure. A summary is given of methods for calculating active and passive earth pressures. From these a selection is made of methods suitable for use in the program. The procedure for assessing wall stability is outlined with reference to the typical forces acting on a wall. The methods of data input and result output are described. A detailed description of the program is presented. Twenty-seven trial sections are analysed with the program, and the results compared with those obtained by alternative methods. A comparison is also made between simple and rigorous methods for analysing cantilever walls. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Edinburgh University, Scotland

    Mayfield Road
    Edienburgh 9, S cotland   
  • Authors:
    • Beattie, GGT
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 290 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM