Author: Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
1 January 2014
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A new series from the Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG). This article demonstrates the benefits of using concrete.
There are three different forms of this type of wall, all of which are designed to resist overturning and sliding failure. The primary difference between them is their height. The taller the retaining wall, the more likely that counterforts and beams spanning between them will be necessary. Updated in October 2016.
This article looks at the concrete slab, considering the beam effective flange and how disruption to the concrete can be accommodated.