doi: 10.18720/MCE.72.1

Shielded retaining wall in the form of substandard rack-mount frame

A.V. Smolenkova, V.S. Korovkin, N.S. Orlova, K.G. Ragulin, A.D. Kuzina,
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia

The article gives a practical implementation of the engineering method for calculation of different retaining walls types. The main provision of the method is to provide the construction calculation model as a combination of construction elements with the respective conditions of their fixing. The calculation model of shielded retaining wall (covered type of sheet pile wharf) is proposed in the form of substandard rack-mount frame where resilient ground attachment is accepted instead of rack lower anchorage. This model uses stiffness characteristics of the ground in the form of variable foundation modulus. The article considers the definition of lateral earth pressure on the wall while staying in sliding wedge of pile bent. The article gives an engineering solution for definition of diagrams of lateral pressure on the front wall with allowance for nonlinear influence of pile bent location, piles pitch and cross section.


berth; shielded retaining wall; variable foundation modulus; silage pressure; incomplete sliding wedge

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(Smolenkova A.V., Korovkin V.S., Orlova N.S., Ragulin K.G., Kuzina A.D. Shielded retaining wall in the form of substandard rack-mount frame. Magazine of Civil Engineering. 2017. No. 4. Pp. 3–11. doi: 10.5862/MCE.72.1.).

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