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Foundations Analysis and Design

Foundations Analysis and Design

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ENCE 461Foundation Analysis andDesign
Retaining WallsLateral Earth Pressure Theory
 
RetainingWalls
Necessary in situations where gradual transitionseither take up too much space or are impracticalfor other reasons
Retaining walls are analysed for both resistanceto overturning and structural integrity
Two categories of retaining walls
Gravity Walls (Masonry, Stone, Gabion, etc.)
In-Situ Walls (Sheet Piling, cast in-situ, etc.)
 
Lateral Earth PressureCoefficient
K = lateral earth pressure coefficient
x
’ = horizontal effective stress
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