Walls—Design Considerations

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.


The purpose of a retaining wall is to retain earth. In order to properly design the wall it is necessary for the designer to determine, with reasonable accuracy, the magnitude of the lateral pressure to which the wall will be subjected. This requires an understanding of the physical properties and in-place characteristics of the earth which the wall is to support. The importance of this understanding cannot be overemphasized.


Earth Pressure Lateral Pressure Unconfined Compression Strength Frictional Resistance Cohesive Soil 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.
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  1. 1.The University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA

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