Unsupported browser

For a better experience, please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Technical paper: The design of stiff in-situ walls retaining overconsolidated clay: Part II, long term behaviour

by M D Bolton, W Powrie and I F Symons. This paper was first published in GE’s March 1990 edition 


Part I of the paper considered the stability and displacement of an effectively rigid reinforced concrete wall, constructed in situ in overconsolidated clay. In part II calulations will be advanced to tocontrol the long term behaviour of such a wall. The validity of these calculations can be checked by using beam theory on the resulting moment diagram to compute the additional flexural displacements of the wall. The analysis will be useful only if these are smaller than the rigid body displacements. This discussedd in Part I (published in GE January 1990) where a soil/wall stiffness ratio R was defeined, and the suggestion made that the approach outlined would bee applicable for walls with R values less than 1000.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.