Retaining and Flood Walls

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-968-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-968-6 (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. 320
Technical Engineering and Design Guides as Adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 4
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


The engineering manual Retaining and Flood Walls from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides guidance for the safe design and economical construction of retaining walls and inland and coastal flood walls. Retaining walls are defined as any wall that restrains material to maintain a difference in elevation. Only those retaining walls subjected to hydraulic loadings such as flowing water, submergence, wave action, and/or severe climatic conditions are considered in this manual. Flood walls are defined as any wall having as its principal function the prevention of flooding of adjacent land. Besides discussing such issues as design considerations, forces, structural stability, and foundation analysis, the appendices present derivations of a variety of relevant equations.

Subject Headings: Retaining structures | Floods | Levees and dikes | Hydraulic loads | Water waves | Foundation design | Federal government | Occupational safety


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