Tag: retaining wall design

Lateral Earth Pressure II

This post is an extension of a previous post http://howtoengineer.com/retaining-wall-lateral-earth-pressure/ The spreadsheet will use the nomeclature found in NCMA’s Design Manual for Segmental Retaining Walls and Coulomb Theory. See here: Lateral Earth Pressure – Soil Basic 1 Geometry Sketch Also here is a…

Retaining Wall Offset Surcharges

Offset surcharges have provided me with some of my largest learning hurdles as a young engineer. We will spend some time discussing different design options when faced with an offset surcharge. We will not spend much time on uniform surcharges…