## Shear capacity of the toe

The critical section for shear capacity in the toe is at a distance d from the interface of the toe and the stem, where d 19.5. Because the length of the toe is short, moment capacity is not checked. Vtoe 4293 lbs - 413 lbs 3880 lbs Kear -2- fe b-d Vs > 1.3-(Vu - Vc) 0.85 2 4000 psi 12-19.5 L3-(Vu - -Vc) 13-(6596 lbs - 25,159 lbs) Use 11 9 c-c As 2.08 in2 per ft of wall Figure A-5a shows the steel reinforcing detailing, determined previously (note development lengths need to be checked),...

## Stage Sizing of the Cantilever Retaining Wall

As stated previously, the first design stage consists of sizing the cantilever wall such that global stability requirements are satisfied (i.e., sliding, overturning, and bearing capacity), in general accordance with EM 1110-2-2502 (HQUSACE 1989). The structural wedge of the proposed wall and backfill is shown in Figure A-1, as well as the backfill and foundation material properties. To assess the global stability of the wall, the external forces and corresponding points of action acting on the...

## Notation Sign Convention and Earth Pressure Expressions

The notation shown in Figure B-1 is used throughout this report. All the variables shown in this figure are presented in their positive orientation. Additionally, expressions for the classical Mononobe-Okabe active and passive dynamic earth pressures are presented (e.g., Ebeling and Morrison 1992, Chapter 4),1 as well as expressions for the slope of the corresponding failure planes. 1 References cited in this appendix are included in the References section at the end of the main text. Figure...

## Overview of FLAC

As stated in Chapter 1, the detailed numerical analyses of the cantilever retaining walls were performed using FLAC, a commercially available, two-dimensional, explicit finite difference program, which was written primarily for geotechnical engineering applications. The basic formulation of FLAC is planestrain, which is the condition associated with long structures perpendicular to the analysis plane (e.g., retaining wall systems). The following is a brief overview of FLAC and is largely based...

## Total resultant forces and points of action

The horizontal acceleration ah and the corresponding dimensionless horizontal inertial coefficient kh at approximately the middle of the backfill portion of the structural wedge were computed during the FLAC analyses, as shown in Figure 4-3. Appendix B gives the appropriate sign convention related to ah and kh. In this figure, the potential active and passive failure planes are shown for illustration only. The kh time-history shown in this figure is that to which reference is made during the...

## Retaining Wall Model

The retaining wall-soil system analyzed in the first phase of this investigation is depicted in Figure 3-2. As shown in this figure, the FLAC model is only the top 30 ft (9 m) of a 225-ft (69-m) profile. Although the entire profile, to include the retaining wall, can be modeled in FLAC, the required computational time would be exorbitant, with little to no benefit added. To account for the influence of the soil profile below 30 ft (9 m), the entire profile without the retaining wall was modeled...

## Stage Structural Design of Concrete Cantilever Retaining Wall

As stated in the introduction to this appendix, the second stage of the wall design entails the structural design of the concrete wall, to include the dimensioning of the concrete base slab the toe and heel elements and stem, and the detailing of the reinforcing steel. All reinforced-concrete hydraulic structures must satisfy both strength and serviceability requirements. In the strength design method, this is accomplished by multiplying the service loads by appropriate load factors and by a...

## Research into the Seismic Response of a Cantilever Retaining Wall

The seismic loads acting on the structural wedge of a cantilever retaining wall are illustrated in Figure 1-3. The structural wedge consists of the concrete wall and the backfill above the base of the wall i.e., the backfill to the left of a vertical section through the heel of the cantilever wall . The resultant force of the static and dynamic stresses acting on the vertical section through the heel i.e., heel section is designated as PaE, heel, and the normal and shear base reactions are N'...

## References

Building code requirements for reinforced concrete and commentary, ACI 318-02, Detroit, MI. Aitken, G. H., Elms, D. G., and Berrill, J. B. 1982 . Seismic response of retaining walls, Research Report 82-5, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 87 pp. Clough, G. W., and Duncan, J. M. 1991 . Earth pressures. Foundation engineering handbook. 2nd ed., H.Y. Fang, ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, Chapter 6,...

## Background

Formal consideration of the permanent seismic wall displacement in the seismic design process for Corps-type retaining structures is given in Ebeling and Morrison 1992 . The key aspect of this engineering approach is that simplified procedures for computing the seismically induced earth loads on retaining structures are dependent upon the amount of permanent wall displacement that is expected to occur for each specified design earthquake. The Corps uses two design earthquakes as stipulated in...