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Basics of Retaining Wall Design

Basics of Retaining Wall Design, 8th Edition


There are many types of retaining structures for soil and other materials, but listed below are the types of retaining walls used today. Most of these will be discussed in later chapters. 
Cantilevered retaining walls 
These are the most common type of retaining walls. Cantilevered walls are classified as "yielding" because they are free to rotate without any lateral restraint. Cantilevered retaining walls are generally of masonry or concrete, or both, but can also take other forms as will be described. 

Basics of Retaining Wall Design, 8th Edition


Content :

1. Why this Book?
2. About Retaining Walls; Terminology
3. Design Procedure Overview
4. Soil Mechanics Simplified
5. Building Codes and Retaining Walls
6. Forces on Retaining Walls
7. Earthquake (Seismic) Design
8. Cantilevered Stem Wall Design
9. Soil Bearing and Stability
10. Footing Design
11. Pier and Pile Foundations
12. Counterfort Retaining Walls
13. Cantilevered Tilt-up Walls
14. Gravity Walls
15. Gabion Walls
16. Segmental Retaining Walls
17. Swimming Pool Walls
18. Pilaster Masonry Walls
19. Restrained (Non-yielding) Walls
20. Sheet Pile Walls
21. Soldier Pile Walls
22. Why Retaining Walls Fail; Effective Fixes
23. Construction Topics and Caveats
24. Design Examples

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