Failure of a Twenty-Foot High Retaining Wall

by R. E. Olson, L. P. Gilvin Professor of Civil Engineering; University of Texas, austin, TX,

Part of: From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering: Honoring Roy E. Olson


A cantilever retaining wall, designed in apparent accord with provisions in a civil engineering handbook, failed soon after construction. Analyses of the causes of the failure are presented.

Copyright holder: Previously published in Proceedings, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Third International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 2, 1993, 791-797

Subject Headings: Retaining structures | Failure analysis | Structural failures | Construction management


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