Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Retaining wall design

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
If it's there, you should consider it.

> ----------
> From: 	Sleiman Serhal[SMTP:mony(--nospam--at)destination.com.lb]
> Reply To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Sent: 	Wednesday, May 06, 1998 10:41 PM
> To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject: 	Re: Retaining wall design
> 
> Trobridge, Bruce wrote:
> > 
> > I am designing a series of cantilevered retaining walls.  I am trying
> > to figure out whether or not I should consider the upward pressure
> > from the soil in designing the heel.  I have looked in several books
> > and they seem to waffle back and forth from one book to the next.
> >  Some saying to include it, some saying to disregard it.   While it is
> > more conservative not to include it, I was not sure.  Any thoughts?
> > 
> > Bruce C. Trobridge
> > Assistant Building Structural Engineer
> > NYS Office of General Services
> > 
> 
> I think it's more a matter of engineering judgement since, as you
> noticed, there are no clear cut recommendations in the references. I
> usually take the uppward pressure into account but I reduce it by 1/2 to
> be on the conservative side.
> 
> Moni Serhal
> 
> 
>