Effective Use of Columns in Cantilever Retaining Walls

Anuj Gupta and P.D. Pachpor

Reinforced concrete retaining walls are used to retain/hold soil mass for various engineering purposes. There are different types of retaining wall as per boundary conditions justifying its economical use. Most commonly used retaining wall is Cantilever Retaining wall (CRW). When considering Retaining wall with greater heights, introduction of columns can give a better economy. This paper conducts a thorough analysis and design of Cantilever Retaining Wall (CRW) and Column Cantilever Retaining Wall (CCRW) for a span of 20 m and height from 2.5 m to 5 m, along with its footing. On the basis of poundage value for walls it is observed that for a height up to 3.5 m CRW's are more suitable, whereas more than 3.5 m height, CCRW's are more suitable.

Volume 11 | 06-Special Issue

Pages: 224-228