Engineered Segmental Retaining Walls
Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) can strengthen steep slopes, hold back soil in grade changes, create useable land, and enhance the aesthetics of any landscape. This course looks at the site and application factors that determine whether a segmental retaining wall must be engineered and soil reinforced, and provides technical information about the components and construction of an SRW.
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Discuss retaining walls in terms of their function, design, and application.
Discuss the site, application, and design factors that determine whether SRW must be engineered
relay the sequence of SRW construction and the purpose of geogrid reinforcement.
Discuss the importance of subgrade stability, selecting the right backfill, soil compaction, and water drainage.
Analyze examples of wall failure and explain the reasons behind it.
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