Serviceability of Earth Retaining Structures

by Richard J. Finno, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0051-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0051-2 (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. v, 157
22 cm
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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 42
Conference information: Papers presented at Specialty Sessions organized by the Earth Retaining Structures Committee, 1994 ASCE Annual Convention | Atlanta, Georgia, United States | October 9-13, 1994

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Civil Engineers increasingly face decisions concerning the serviceability of existing earth retaining structures. Serviceability limit states describe the functional disruption which occurs during normal use due to excessive deformation or deterioration. The papers presented in this proceedings, Serviceability of Earth Retaining Structures, contain long-term performance data not readily available for many systems, discuss uncertainties arising as a result of various contracting procedures and liability issues, and describe serviceability limits. Both the performance aspects that lead to the decision to rehabilitate as well as the nature of the rehabilitation are emphasized. In addition, several papers present design methodologies for unconventional applications of existing technology.

Subject Headings: Retaining structures | Serviceability | Soil structures | Rehabilitation | Existing buildings | Limit states | Deformation (mechanics) | Deterioration


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