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RE: loader surcharge at top of retaining wall

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Ken Peoples wrote:

> This may be a stupid question, but I have always had
> trouble with the deceleration rate - how does one come
> up with something like 0.25 seconds?  Is it "seat of
> the pants" or is there a procedure that I am not aware
> of?

It is not a stupid question. I don't know of any procedure 
either, so for me it was a "seat of the pants" design.