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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 30
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VII.5

Automation in Retaining Wall Design

Y.-P. Huang, C.-C. Chen, C.-Y. Huang, R.-S. Yu and K.-H. Chen

Department of Civil Engineering, Feng-Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
Y.-P. Huang, C.-C. Chen, C.-Y. Huang, R.-S. Yu, K.-H. Chen, "Automation in Retaining Wall Design", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computer Aided Design and Modelling for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 155-162, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.30.7.5
This paper provides details pertaining to computer integrated design systems for low height cantilever retaining walls. A database is created by modifying an existing design chart with numerical analysis. This database then represents a central pool for all the information involved in the modeling of a complete design. All of the operation information is under interactive graphic control. Using this system, one can obtain optimum dimensions for designs quickly, satisfying any predefined safety factors. Viewing the profile of a design at any stage in the process is another benefit to this system. In the case of an existing retaining wall structure, in order to meet assigned safety factors, this system can also evaluate the force required on anchors to reinforce the structure. Discussions on the sloped base design of a retaining wall are also included in this study.

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