Field Test of Multi-anchored-Plating Cantilever Retaining Wall with Pre-stressed Force

  • Yingyong Li
  • Hongbo ZhangEmail author
  • Xiuguang Song
  • Liang Lu
Conference paper


Traditional anchored-plating walls have been used for tens of years to bear large lateral earth pressure in high embankment, slopes, etc. However, because of its own deficiency, such as complex construction, difficult compaction and larger deformation, the application of anchored-plating wall has been limited. Therefore, by combining features of cantilever retaining wall with anchored plates, a new type of retaining wall, multi-anchored-plating wall, was put forward to overcome these questions. Integrating all cables along the height of wall in one section into one anchorage and applying prestressing force along cables would be main features of the type of retaining wall. In order to discuss the difference between cantilever retaining wall, anchored plating wall and multi-anchored-plating wall, field tests have been conducted to investigate the performance. During construction, the lateral earth pressure behind wall, foundation pressure and cable force had been monitored on site. Test results showed that the distribution of lateral earth pressure would be changed greatly after applying prestressed force. The main feature was the stress concentration around the anchorage. Also, lateral earth pressure of retaining wall except anchorage point lied between the \( K_{0} \) line and \( K_{a} \) line. It is observed that there was a serious stress loss for pre-stressed cables because of soil compaction and cable relaxing. And the final remained cable force was about 35–45% of design load.


Lateral earth pressure Lateral displacement Surcharge Pre-stressed force Multi-anchored-plate retaining wall 



This research work was conducted when the first author visited the University of Kansas as a visiting scholar, which was sponsored by the China Scholarship 610 Council. This research work was also supported by Grant No. 51208284 from the Natural Science Foundation of China. Their financial support is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yingyong Li
    • 1
  • Hongbo Zhang
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xiuguang Song
    • 2
  • Liang Lu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Transportation of Shandong ProvinceJinanChina
  2. 2.School of Civil EngineeringShandong UniversityJinanChina

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