Basics of Retaining Wall Design, 8th Edition, Hugh Brooks PDF

Basics of Retaining Wall Design

Content of Basics of Retaining Wall Design, 8th Edition, Hugh Brooks

  1. Why this Book?
  2. About Retaining WIIIIS; erminology
  3. Design Procedure Overview
  4. Soil Mechanics Simplified
  5. Building Codes and Retaining Walls
  6. Forces on Retaining Walls
  7. Earthquake (Seismic) Design
  8. Cantilevered Stem Will Design
  9. Soil Rearing and Stability
  10. Footing Design
  11. Pier and Pile Foundations
  12. Counterfort Retaining Walls
  13. Cantilevered Tilt-up Walls
  14. Gravity Walls
  15. Genoa Walls
  16. Segmental Retaining Walls
  17. Swimming Pool Walls
  18. Pilaster Masonry Walls
  19. Restrained (Non-yielding) Walls
  20. Sheet Pile Walls
  21. Soldier Pile Walls
  22. Why Retaining Walls Fail; Effective Fixes
  23. Construction Topics and Caveats

Basics of Retaining Wall Design, 8th Edition, Hugh Brooks pdf

This Eighth Edition is updated and expanded throughout. New topics were added, some corrections made, all design examples updated, and new ones added. New topics include soldier pile shoring and multi-wythe large block (and gabion) gravity walls, and there is a design example for each.

This Eighth Edition is a continuation of a series that began with a relatively modest manual, first published in 1996. These manuals are intended as a companion to Retain Pro software to refresh and update the practicing engineer on the basic principles and procedures used to design a variety of retaining walls.

This book is not an in-depth treatment of the design of retaining structures. Retaining structures are far too complex a subject to treat in a single small volume. There are dozens of references and foundation engineering texts and countless technical papers available for review, however, finding what you need is time consuming, hence this compendium. My challenge was to decide what to put in and what to leave out of a manual. My goal was to put in the most helpful things a designer needs to know to design most types of retaining walls. Surely there will be omissions and probably some errors, but my hope is that you will find this book helpful in your practice.

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