Solved Example on Design And Detailing Of Counterfort Retaining Wall

 Solved Example on Design And Detailing Of Counterfort Retaining Wall

When the height of the retaining wall exceeds about 6 m, the thickness of the stem and
heel slab works out to be sufficiently large and the design becomes uneconomical. In
such a case counterforts having trapezoidal section fixed at the base slab are provided
at intervals of 1.5 m to 3 m. The counterforts support the heel slab and the vertical stem.
The design principles for different components of the wall are discussed below.






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