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OVERTURNING MOMENT CHECK FOR RETAINING WALL FOR WIND LOAD

Hight of Retaining wall Above Ground level, H


Thickness of Retaining Wall, b
Thickness of Retaining Base, h
Wind Pressure at top of Retaining Wall, Pa
Depth of Soil, D
Base length at Left Side, X1
Base length at Right Side, X2
Unit Weight of Soil,
Weight of Left side soil, W1=(D-h)X1
Weight of Left side soil, W2=(D-h)X2
Weight for Retaining Wall, W3=(H+D-h)bcon

20
12
12
40
5
2
2
100
800
800
3600

ft
in
in
Psf
ft
ft
ft
Pcf
lb/ft
lb/ft
lb/ft

Weight of Retaining Wall Base, W4=(X1+X2+b)hcon


Produced Moment by Self weight of Soil/Wall at O, Mb
Produced Horizontal Moment for Wind at Posint O, Mo
Factor of Safety Against Overturning, F.S=Mb/Mo

750
14.88
7.33
2.03

lb/ft
K-ft
K-ft
Must be Greater than 2

W3

W1

WIND

W2

X1

X2

b
h
O
W4