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Try contacting Hugh Brooks at Retain Pro.  Go to the website and e-mail him.  He is very helpful when it comes to RetainPro or enercalc queries...


David Topete, PE

 Will H <haynewp(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I have a restrained (at top and base) retaining wall about 14' high. I
noticed that Retain Pro uses the Monokobe-Okabe equations for cantilever
walls but this is not an option for restrained walls. Does anyone know why
this would not be applicable to restrained walls? The two foundations books
I have seen don't even have a reference for seismic loads on retaining
walls. I also need to calculate the top restraint reaction required. Any

thanks, Will

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