Basics of Retaining Wall Design, 8th Edition

Basics of Retaining Wall Design, 8th Edition 

Hugh Brooks

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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. 




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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