|Concrete Retaining Wall|
If we provide stable slope rather than steep slope; we might need more space there and sometimes more economy is required; to cater this problem we use the retaining wall to support the material laterally after justifying its usage from economic considerations.
Thus we can define retaining wall;
What is Retaining Wall?
As a structure or a part of structure that holds back and retained the loose material behind within a limited space to provide safety and economy one at the same end.
McCormac and Nelson defines it as;
Retaining wall is a structure built for the purpose of holding back or retaining or providing one-sided lateral confinement of soil or other loose material.
Aurther H. Nilson and others define the retaining wall as;
Retaining walls are used to hold back masses of earth or other loose material where conditions make it impossible to let those masses assume their natural slopes.
Example Of Retaining Wall
Types of Retaining Walls
(a) Gravity Retaining wall
(b) Cantilever Retaining Wall
(c) Counter-fort Retaining wall
(d) Buttress Retaining wall
(e) Bridge-abutment type retaining wall
Gravity Retaining Wall;
|Gravity Type Retaining Wall|
Cantilever Retaining Wall
The weight of the retained soil on the top of heel provides additional stability to the structure. It is mostly used for relatively greater heights upto 10 to 20 ft.
|Cantilever Type Retaining Wall|
Counter-fort Retaining Wall
|Counter Fort Retaining Wall|
Buttress Retaining Wall
|Buttress Retaining Wall|
Bridge Abutment Retaining Wall
|Bridge Abutment Retaining Wall|
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