MODULAR GRAVITY RETAINING WALLS: DESIGN GUIDANCE

This report provides guidance for specifiiers, designers, manufacturers, installers and owners about the design of low-height gravity retaining walls composed of different modular units. It presents consistent methods for the design of systems. The report's coverage includes an introduction to low-height modular retaining wall systems, factor in selecting an appropriate system and an explanation of the principles and other considerations of wall design. It deals with the engineering properties of soil and fill and the choices of design values and external loads. While covering general design applications, such as the assessment of external stability, there are design calculations for specific wall types, particularly for external stability. There are notes on specification and quality control, and the concluding chapters examine the performance requirements for low-height modular retaining walls, including the need for regular maintenance, with suggested schedules for inspection visits. Worked examples are included in appendices. (A)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    CIRA

    6 STOREY'S GATE
    WESTMINSTER, LONDON,   United Kingdom  SW1P 3AU
  • Authors:
    • CHAPMAN, T
    • TAYLOR, H
    • NICHOLSON, D
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 201 p.
  • Serial:
    • C516
    • Publisher: CIRA

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86017-516-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM