Retaining Walls

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Retaining Walls
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Lateral Earth Pressure For locations where there isn't adequate horizontal space for the provision of a stable slope, earth embankments may be retained using either gravity structures such as gabion walls, flexural structures such as cantilever retaining walls or reinforced earth structures such as mechanically stabilized earth walls. Such elements must be designed to resist the horizontal forces produced as a byproduct of the vertical stress existing within the soil. The effective horizontal stress is related to the effective vertical stress according to
Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Retaining Walls, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export