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IDEALISED STRUCTURE and FORCE DIAGRAMS DESIGN STATUS: VALID


L L G i K n e
WARNING : X
Passive pressure should
2

S S G u K r
only be considered if it
can be guaranteed that
there will be no future T W
excavation in front of
the wall. W A T E
B 1

L L

L S
H W

L E

L W
T b
H P

H n
B N T N
L P

B
DIMENSIONS (mm)
H= 3200 B= 2750 Tw = 250
Hw = 100 BI = 1000 Tb = 400
Hp = 200 BN = 0 TN = 0
Hn = 0
MATERIAL PROPERTIES
fcu = 35 N/mm² γm = 1.5 concrete
fy = 460 N/mm² γm = 1.05 steel
cover to tension steel = 50 mm
Max allowable design surface crack width (W) = 0.3 mm
Concrete density = 24 kN/m³
SOIL PROPERTIES Wall Geometry
Design angle of int'l friction of retained mat'l (Ø) = 30 degree
Design cohesion of retained mat'l (C ) = 0 kN/m² (Only granular backfil considered, "C" = zero)
Density of retained mat'l (q ) = 20 kN/m³
Submerged Density of retained mat'l (qs ) = 13.33 kN/m³ [default=2/3*q (only apply when Hw
13.33
>0) ] =
Design angle of int'l friction of base mat'l (Øb) = 20 degree ASSUMPTIONS
Design cohesion of base material (Cb ) = 10 kN/m² a) Wall friction is zero
Density of base material (qb ) = 10 kN/m³ b) Minimum active earth pressure = 0.25qH
Allowable gross ground bearing pressure (GBP) = 200 kN/m² c) Granular backfill
d)Does not include check of rotational slide/slope failure
LOADINGS Surcharge load -- live (SQK) = 10 kN/m² e)Does not include effect of seepage of ground
Surcharge load -- dead (SGK) = 10 water beneath the wall.
Line load -- live (LQK) = 15 kN/m f)Does not include deflection check of wall due to
Line load -- dead (LGK) = 20 kN/m lateral earth pressures
Distance of line load from wall (X) = 1000 mm h) Design not intended for walls over 3.0 m high

LATERAL FORCES (unfactored) Ka = 0.33 [ default ka = (1-SIN Ø)/(1+SIN Ø)0.33


] =
Kp = 2.04 [ default kp = (1+SIN Øb)/(1-SIN Øb)
2.04] =
Kpc = 2.86 [ default kpc = 2kp0.5 ] = 2.86
Kac = 1.15 [ 2ka0.5 ]

Force Lever arm Moment about TOE γf Fult Mult


(kN) (m) (kNm) (kN) (kNm)
PE = 34.12 LE = 1.067 36.41 1.40 47.77 50.97
PS(GK) = 10.67 LS = 1.60 17.07 1.40 14.93 23.89
PS(QK) = 10.67 LS = 1.60 17.07 1.60 17.07 27.31
PL(GK) = 6.67 LL = 2.36 15.74 1.40 9.33 22.03
PL(QK) = 5.00 LL = 2.36 11.80 1.60 8.00 18.89
PW = 0.05 LW = 0.03 0.00 1.40 0.07 0.00
Total 67.17 98.09 97.17 143.10
PP = -6.12 (LP-HN) = 0.10 -0.60 1.00 -6.12 -0.60
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EXTERNAL STABILITY STABILITY CHECKS : OK

OVERTURNING about TOE F.O.S = 1.50


(using overall factor of safety instead of partial safety factor) LOADING OPTION
Overturning Lateral FORCE (kN) Lever arm (m) Moment (kNm) (select critical load combination)
Moments PE = 34.12 LE = 1.07 36.40 EARTH
PS(GK) = 10.67 LS = 1.60 17.07 ✘ PS(GK)
PS(QK) = 10.67 LS = 1.60 17.07 ✘ PS(QK)
PL(GK) = 6.67 LL = 2.36 15.74 ✘ PL(GK)
PL(QK) = 5.00 LL = 2.36 11.80 ✘ PL(QK)
PW = 0.05 LW = 0.03 0.00 ✘ PW
∑P = 67.17
Pp = -6.12 (LP-HN) = 0.10 -0.60 Warning:
∑ Mo = 97.48 Under some
conditions,surcharge &
Restoring Vertical FORCE (kN) Lever arm (m) Moment (kNm) line loads may have
Moments Wall = 16.80 1.13 18.90 stabilising effects on the
structure, and it is
Base = 26.40 1.38 36.30
recommended that
Nib = 0.00 0.00 0.00 stability checks should
Earth = 84.00 2.00 168.00 also be carried out
Water = 0.00 2.00 0.00 without these loads.
Surcharge = 30.00 2.00 60.00
Line load = 35.00 2.25 78.75
∑V = 192.20 ∑ Mr = 361.95

Factor of Safety, Mr / Mo = 3.71 > 1.50 OK

SLIDING (using overall factor of safety instead of partial safety factor) F.O.S = 1.50

Sum of LATERAL FORCES, P = 67.17 kN

PASSIVE FORCE, Pp x Reduction factor (1) = -6.12 kN Red'n factor for passive force = 1.00
BASE FRICTION ( ∑ V TANØb + B Cb ) = -97.46 kN
Sum of FORCES RESISTING SLIDING, Pr = -103.58 kN

Factor of Safety, Pr / P = 1.54 > 1.50 OK

GROUND BEARING FAILURE


Taking moments about centre of base (anticlockwise "+") :
BEARING PRESSURE (KN/m²)
2.75 2.42 2.09 1.76 1.43 1.10 0.77 0.44 0.11
Vertical FORCES (kN) Lever arm (m) Moment (kNm) 2.59 2.26 1.93 1.60 1.27 0.94 0.61 0.28
Wall = 16.80 0.25 4.20 50

Base = 26.40 0.00 0.00


Nib = 0.00 1.38 0.00
Earth = 84.00 -0.63 -52.50
Water = 0.00 -0.63 0.00
Surcharge= 30.00 -0.63 -18.75
Line load = 35.00 -0.88 -30.63
∑ V = 192.20 ∑ Mv = -97.68

Moment due to LATERAL FORCES, Mo = 97.48 kNm


100

Resultant Moment, M = Mv + Mo = -0.20 kNm

Eccentricity from base centre, M / V = 0.00 m


Therefore, MAXIMUM Gross Bearing Pressure (GRP) = 70 kN/m² < 200 OK
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OUTER BASE ( per metre length ) BS8110


γf = 1.46 (default = ult mt / non-factored mt.
1.46)= reference
V ult = 86.79 kN
M ult = 53.64 kNm (TENSION - BOTTOM FACE)

BOTTOM REINFORCEMENT : Min. As = 520 mm2 Table 3.25


φ= 12 mm
centres = 200 mm < 762 OK 3.12.11.2.7(b)
Asprov = 565 mm2 > 520 OK

MOMENT of RESISTANCE : d = 344 mm


z = 326.80 mm 3.4.4.4
As' = 0 mm2
Mres = 80.96 kNm > 53.64 OK

SHEAR RESISTANCE: 100 As/bd = 0.16%


vc = 0.40 N/mm2 Table 3.8
Vres = 138.35 kN > 86.79 OK 3.5.5.2

CHECK CRACK WIDTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH BS8007 :


X= 68.49 mm εm = 0 BS8007
Acr = 108.61 mm W= -0.18 mm < 0.30 OK App. B.2

INNER BASE ( per metre length )


V ult = 81.20 kN
M ult = 89.46 kNm (TENSION - TOP FACE)

TOP REINFORCEMENT : Min. As = 520 mm2 Table 3.25


φ = 16 mm
centres = 150 mm < 766 OK 3.12.11.2.7(b)
Asprov = 1340 mm2 > 520 OK

MOMENT RESISTANCE : d = 342 mm


z = 323.22 mm 3.4.4.4
As' = 0 mm2
Mres = 189.80 kNm > 89.46 OK

SHEAR RESISTANCE: 100 As/bd = 0.39%


vc = 0.54 N/mm2 Table 3.8
Vres = 184.02 kN > 81.20 OK 3.5.5.2

CHECK CRACK WIDTH wrt BS8007 : (Temperature and shrinkage effects not included)
X= 99.03 mm εm = 0 BS8007
Acr = 86.81 mm W= 0.05 mm < 0.30 OK App. B.2

REINFORCEMENT SUMMARY for BASE

Type φ Centers As Min. As


mm mm mm2 mm2
TOP (DESIGN) T 16 150 1340 520 OK
BOTTOM (DESIGN) T 12 200 565 520 OK
TRANSVERSE T 12 200 565 520 OK
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APPROXIMATE WEIGHT OF REINFORCEMENT

No. Type Dia Length Unit Wt Weight

WALL VERTICAL - External face 6 T 10 2880 0.617 10.65


VERTICAL - Internal face 9 T 16 2928 1.578 41.59
TRANSVERSE (Ext.& Int.) 30 T 10 1000 0.617 18.50

BASE TOP (MAIN) 7 T 16 2878 1.578 31.80


BOTTOM (MAIN) 6 T 12 2846 0.888 15.16
TRANSVERSE ( T & B ) 28 T 12 1000 0.888 24.86
WALL STARTERS (Ext.) 6 T 10 1125 0.617 4.16
WALL STARTERS (Int.) 9 T 16 1365 1.578 19.39

NIB (assume same reinforcement as wall)


INTERNAL FACE (MAIN) 6 T 10 80 0.617 0.30
EXTERNAL FACE (MAIN) 9 T 16 128 1.578 1.82
TRANSVERSE (EXT.+ INT.) 2 T 10 1000 0.617 1.23

SUMMARY Approx total reinforcement per metre length of wall (kg) 169.5
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DESIGN STATUS: VALID

IF(ABS(ECCY)>B/1000/2,"BEARING FAIL",IF(ABS(ECCY)>(B/1000)/6,(2*VL)/(3*((B/1000)/2-ABS(ECCY))),(VL/(B/1000)*(1+(6*ABS(ECCY))/(B/1000)))))

IF(ECCY>(B/1000)/6,IF(XX>(B/1000/2-ECCY)*3,0,(((B/1000/2-ECCY)*3-XX)/((B/1000/2-ECCY)*3))*BP),((VL/(B/1000)*(1-(6*ECCY)/(B/1000))))+(B/1000-XX)/(B/1000)*(BP-(VL/(B/1000)*
(6*ECCY)/(B/1000)))))
2.75

1 70.05
0 70.05 3 BEARING PRESSURE DIAGRAM
0.28 70.05 3 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3
0.00
0.55 70.05 3
0.83 70.05 3
1.1 70.05 3
KN/M^2

1.38 70.05 3 50.00


1.65 70.05 3
1.93 70.05 3
2.2 70.05 3
2.48 70.05 3 100.00
M
2.75 70.05 3
2.75 0.00 0
IF(ECCY<0,B/1000-B/1000/50*B24,B/1000/50*B24)
69.93
0 2.75 69.734 BEARING PRESSURE DIAGRAM
0 69.734 0.055 3.835 4.209 0.055 3.835
1 2.70 69.740 2.75 2.42 2.09 1.76 1.43 1.10 0.77 0.44 0.11 1 69.740 0.055 3.836 3.999 0.055 3.836
2.59 2.26 1.93 1.60 1.27 0.94 0.61 0.28
2 2.64 69.746 2 69.746 0.055 3.836 3.788 0.055 3.836
50
3 2.59 69.753 3 69.753 0.055 3.836 3.577 0.055 3.836
4 2.53 69.759 4 69.759 0.055 3.837 3.367 0.055 3.837
5 2.48 69.765 5 69.765 0.055 3.837 3.156 0.055 3.837
KN/M^2

6 2.42 69.772 6 69.772 0.055 3.837 2.945 0.055 3.837


7 2.37 69.778 7 69.778 0.055 3.838 2.734 0.055 3.838
8 2.31 69.784 8 69.784 0.055 3.838 2.524 0.055 3.838
9 2.26 69.790 9 69.790 0.055 3.838 2.313 0.055 3.838
10 2.20 69.797 10 69.797 0.055 3.839 2.102 0.055 3.839
11 2.15 69.803 11 69.803 0.055 3.839 1.891 0.055 3.839
100
12 2.09 69.809 12 69.809 0.055 3.840 1.680 0.055 3.840
M
13 2.04 69.816 13 69.816 0.055 3.840 1.469 0.055 3.840
14 1.98 69.822 14 69.822 0.055 3.840 1.258 0.055 3.840
15 1.93 69.828 15 69.828 0.055 3.841 1.047 0.055 3.841
16 1.87 69.834 70.05 16 69.834 0.055 3.841 0.835 0.055 3.841
17 1.82 69.841 BP 0 70.05 17 69.841 0.055 3.841 0.624 0.055 3.841
18 1.76 69.847 BPE 1 70.05 18 69.847 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
19 1.71 69.853 BPI 1.25 70.05 19 69.853 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
20 1.65 69.860 BPZ 2.75 70.05 20 69.860 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
21 1.60 69.866 21 69.866 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
22 1.54 69.872 22 69.872 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
23 1.49 69.878 23 69.878 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
24 1.43 69.885 24 69.885 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
25 1.38 69.891 25 69.891 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
26 1.32 69.897 26 69.897 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
27 1.27 69.903 27 69.903 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
28 1.21 69.910 28 69.910 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
29 1.16 69.916 29 69.916 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
30 1.10 69.922 30 69.922 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
31 1.05 69.929 31 69.929 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
32 0.99 69.935 32 69.935 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
33 0.94 69.941 33 69.941 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
34 0.88 69.947 34 69.947 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
35 0.83 69.954 35 69.954 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
36 0.77 69.960 36 69.960 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
37 0.72 69.966 37 69.966 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
38 0.66 69.973 38 69.973 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
39 0.61 69.979 39 69.979 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
40 0.55 69.985 40 69.985 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
41 0.50 69.991 41 69.991 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
42 0.44 69.998 42 69.998 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
43 0.39 70.004 43 70.004 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
44 0.33 70.010 44 70.010 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
45 0.28 70.017 45 70.017 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
46 0.22 70.023 46 70.023 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
47 0.17 70.029 47 70.029 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
48 0.11 70.035 48 70.035 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
49 0.06 70.042 49 70.042 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
50 0.00 70.05 50 70.048 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
69.089 43.517 69.089

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YY= 2.8 MTE= 0.00


MTLG= 0.00
MTLQ= 0.00
MTSG= 0
MTSQ= 0.00
MTW= 0.00

UTM= 0.00
0.00
0 0.00 0 0.00 MOMENT DIAGRAM
1 0.06 0 0.06
0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1
2 0.11 0 0.11 0.00
3 0.17 0 0.17 0.11
4 0.22 0 0.22 0.22
0.34
5 0.28 0 0.28
0.45
6 0.34 0 0.34 0.56
7 0.39 0 0.39 0.67

8 0.45 0 0.45 0.78


0.90
9 0.50 0 0.50
1.01
10 0.56 0 0.56 1.12
11 0.62 0 0.62
WALL (M)

1.23
1.34
12 0.67 0 0.67
1.46
13 0.73 0 0.73 1.57
14 0.78 0 0.78 1.68
15 0.84 0 0.84 1.79
1.90
16 0.90 0 0.90
2.02
17 0.95 0 0.95 2.13
18 1.01 0 1.01 2.24
19 1.06 0 1.06 2.35
2.46
20 1.12 0 1.12
2.58
21 1.18 0 1.18 2.69
22 1.23 0 1.23 2.80

23 1.29 0 1.29 ULT. MT (KNM)

24 1.34 0 1.34
25 1.40 0 1.40
26 1.46 0 1.46
27 1.51 0 1.51
28 1.57 0 1.57
29 1.62 0 1.62
30 1.68 0 1.68
31 1.74 0 1.74
32 1.79 0 1.79
33 1.85 0 1.85
34 1.90 0 1.90
35 1.96 0 1.96
36 2.02 0 2.02
37 2.07 0 2.07
38 2.13 0 2.13
39 2.18 0 2.18
40 2.24 0 2.24
41 2.30 0 2.30
42 2.35 0 2.35
43 2.41 0 2.41
44 2.46 0 2.46
45 2.52 0 2.52
46 2.58 0 2.58
47 2.63 0 2.63
48 2.69 0 2.69
49 2.74 0 2.74
50 2.80 0 2.80

0 0
WALL GEOMETRY
0 400 4000
1000 400
3500
1000 3200
1250 3200 3000
1250 400
2500
2750 400
WALL (mm)

2750 0 2000

0 0 1500
0 0
1000
0 0
0 0 500

0 0
0
0

1000

2000

3000

4000

BASE ( mm)
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1000

2000

3000

4000
3200 2750 BASE ( mm)

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1000)*(BP-(VL/(B/1000)*(1-

0.06 3.835
0.06 3.836
0.06 3.836
0.06 3.836
0.06 3.837
0.06 3.837
0.06 3.837
0.06 3.838
0.06 3.838
0.06 3.838
0.06 3.839
0.06 3.839
0.06 3.840
0.06 3.840
0.06 3.840
0.06 3.841
0.06 3.841
0.06 3.841
0.06 3.842
0.06 3.842
0.06 3.842
0.06 3.843
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
0 0.000
84.458

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WALL
MR= 15.06 MIN SPACING= 220 ASreq = 1444.03 fs = 275.31Asprov%= 0.84
As/bd= 0.008 MSBB= 762 ASBBreq =0.01 fs = 0.01 Asprov%= 0.16
X= 75.21 MSBT= 766 ASBTreq =631.76 fs = 144.54Asprov%= 0.39
Ic= ###
STS= 0.0014
ST1= 0.0020
ST2= 0
Acr= 77.27
W= 0.29
εm= 0.0016

MR= 15.06 MR= 15.06


AsBB/bd= 0.0016 AsBB/bd= 0.0039
X= 68.49 X= 99.03
Ic= ### Ic= ###
STS= 0.0008 STS= 0.0007
ST1= 0.0010 ST1= 0.0009
ST2= 0 ST2= 0
Acr= 108.61 Acr= 86.81
W= -0.18 W= 0.05
εm= -0.0008 εm= 0.0002

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