Limit-equilibrium assessment of drystone retaining structures

A limit-equilibrium analysis program was developed as part of an investigation into the stability of drystone retaining structures. Initial verification of the program's function was in relation to field trials conducted in 1834 by Lieutenant-General Burgoyne, which nave been the main reference to date for checking numerical modelling of drystone retaining walls. Parametric studies and investigations of bulging mechanisms are reported and analysed. Program predictions have been compared with the initial results from new small-scale and full-scale drystone retaining wall tests.

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  • Authors:
    • MUNDELL, C
    • BAILEY, C
    • HEATH, A
    • WALKER, P
  • Publication Date: 2009-8


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  • Accession Number: 01141185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:08AM