Limit Equilibrium Assessment of Drystone Retaining Structures

Christopher Mundell, Paul McCombie

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Abstract

A limit equilibrium analysis program has been developed as part of an investigation into the stability of drystone retaining structures. Initial verification of the program’s function was in relation to field trials conducted in 1834 by Lieut-General Burgoyne, which have been the main reference to date for checking numerical modeling of drystone retaining walls. Parametric studies and investigations of bulging mechanisms are reported and analysed. Program predictions have been compared with the initial results from new small scale and full scale drystone retaining wall tests carried out at the University of Bath in 2008.
Original languageEnglish
Pages794-804
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
EventFirst International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics - Juan-les-Pins, France
Duration: 29 Apr 20091 May 2009

Conference

ConferenceFirst International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics
CountryFrance
CityJuan-les-Pins
Period29/04/091/05/09

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