retaining wall


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retaining wall

A support to prevent collapse of earth embankments. Many local governments have landscaping requirements to disguise retaining walls over a certain height and restrictions on the materials that can be used for retaining walls.

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The agency has engaged a firm to design a new retaining wall and once ready, construction will begin on a replacement.
Figure 12 shows the effect of relative stiffness of geofoam (Eb/Eg) (ratio of elasticity modulus of backfill behind retaining wall to elasticity modulus of geofoam panels under study) on the reduction of forces on yielding and nonyielding retaining walls.
The typical filling type, reinforced material, and wall structure are selected, and the constitutive relation and element matrix are constructed by using the separated finite element method, to find out the general rule of the deformation of reinforced soil retaining wall. The influence mode and degree of various factors on the deformation of reinforced earth retaining wall are analyzed, and the technical reference for improving the stability of the wall is finally provided.
2) Determination of the active earth pressure to retaining wall under explosion loading.
At least 76 kilometers of retaining walls worth P1.6 billion have likewise been constructed, he added.
The self-balance retaining wall is a new type slope supporting structure.
In addition, it is also assumed that the backfill is compressed greatly and that the backfill behind the retaining wall vibrates together with the wall under low strain excitation [24].
"Retaining walls can cause serious damage to the public and neighboring properties if they are not properly maintained," said Commissioner Chandler.
Highway 101 before a newly built retaining wall buckled, severely damaging the highway, an Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman said Monday.
WORCESTER -- It could cost the city as much as $1 million to repair a badly deteriorating concrete retaining wall along the Gates Lane side of Bennett Field, City Manager Edward M.
The closure of the inside lane is necessary as the parapet section of the retaining wall between the A470 and Cilfynydd Road above has deteriorated and is deemed structurally unsafe.
Civil defense and construction workers used heavy equipment to dig for workers buried under a collapsed retaining wall at a construction project in Makkah on Wednesday.