American Society of Civil Engineers


Design and Performance of Earth Retaining Structures



(Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 25)

by Philip Lambe, (editor), M.ASCE, (Asst. Prof., North Carolina St. Univ., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., P.O. Box 7908, Raleigh, NC) and Lawrence A. Hansen, (editor), M.ASCE, (Consulting Engr., Sergent-Hauskins & Beckwith, 3232 West Virginia Ave., Phoenix, AZ)
Sponsored by the Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-761-1 / 0-87262-761-6, 1990, 914 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31506)

Conference information: A Conference; June 18-21, 1990, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: The proceedings of the 1990 Specialty Conference on Design and Performance of Earth Retaining Structures was held in Ithaca, New York from June 18-21, 1990. It presents a total of 50 papers addressing, the general topics of historical perspectives, wall selection, contracting practices, waterfront structures, gravity walls, mechanically stabilized systems, cast-in-place walls, soil nailing, tied-back excavations and seismic design. The papers survey the current state of the practice of earth retention and support, detail the rapid and profound changes that design and construction practices have undergone in the last 20 years, and forecast technological developments which are likely to carry the practice into the next century. Invited papers by 16 internationally known experts address aspects of each of the general topics, including trends in ground movements, effects of material selection and construction practices, and advances in design analyses and procedures. The 34 other papers generally address specific case histories of various types of earth retaining structures, providing results of performance monitoring, comparing predicted to actual performance, and assessing the impacts of construction practice and design procedures on performance.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Design
Retaining structures
Seismic design
Soil structures
Waterfront structures