Types of Retaining walls and their applications

What is a Retaining wall/holding divider?

Holding divider/ Retaining wall  is a structure that are planned and developed to withstand horizontal weight of soil or keep down soil materials. The sidelong weight could be likewise because of earth filling, fluid weight, sand, and other granular materials behind the holding divider structure. There are different kinds of holding divider structures which are utilized for various objectives.

Sorts of Retaining Walls:

  1. Gravity Retaining Wall
  2. Den/Crib Retaining Wall
  3. Gabion Retaining Walls
  4. Cantilever Retaining Wall
  5. Counter-fortress/Buttressed Retaining Wall
  6. Tied down/anchored  Retaining Wall
  7. Heaped/Piled Retaining Wall
  8. Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Retaining divider
  9. Half and half/Hybrid Systems

1. Gravity Retaining Wall:

Gravity holding divider relies upon its self weight just to oppose parallel earth weight. Regularly, gravity holding divider is monstrous in light of the fact that it requires critical gravity load to neutralize soil weight. Sliding, toppling, and bearing powers will be contemplated while this sort of holding divider structure is planned. It tends to be built from various materials, for example, solid, stone, and brick work units. It is prudent for a stature up to 3m.Bunk holding divider, gabions, and receptacle holding divider are likewise sort of gravity holding dividers

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Fig. 1: Gravity Retaining Wall

Materials utilized for gravity holding divider development

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Fig. 2: Materials utilized for gravity holding divider development

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      Fig. 3: Pressure following up on gravity retaining wall

2. Crib/Bunk Retaining Wall:

Crib/Bunk retaining wall are a type of gravity divider. They are built of interlocking individual boxes produced using timber or pre-thrown cement. At that point, the containers are loaded up with pulverized stone or other coarse granular materials to make a free depleting structure.Essential sorts of lodging retaining wall incorporated fortified precast, and timber holding dividers. It is suited to help grower regions, yet it isn’t prescribed for help of slants or structures.

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Fig. 4: Crib retaining wall

3. Gabion Retaining Walls:

Gabion holding divider dividers are multi-celled, rectangular wire work boxes, which are loaded up with rocks or other appropriate materials. It is utilized for development of disintegration control structures. It is likewise used to settle soak inclines.

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Fig. 5: Gabion  retaining wall

4. Cantilever Retaining Wall:

Cantilever holding divider made out of stem and base section . It is developed from strengthened concrete, precast cement, or prestress concrete. Cantilever hRetaining Wall is the most well-known sort utilized as holding dividers. Cantilever Retaining Wall is either developed nearby or pre-assembled offsite for example precast. The bit of the base section underneath refill material is named as heel, and the other part is called toe. it  is affordable up to stature of 10m. It requires littler amount of solid contrast and gravity divider however its structure and development will be executed cautiously.Like gravity divider, sliding, upsetting, and bearing weight will be thought about amid its structure.

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Fig.6: Cantilever Retaining Wall

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Fig. 7: Precast Cantilever Retaining Wall

5. Counter-stronghold/Buttressed Retaining Wall:

It is a cantilever Retaining Wall yet fortified with counter fortifications solid with the back of the divider piece and base chunk. Counter stronghold separating is equivalent or marginally bigger than half of the counter-fortress tallness. it is tallness ranges from 8-12m.Counter-fortification or brace Retaining Wall

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Fig. 8: Counter-stronghold/Buttressed Retaining Wall

6. Anchored  Retaining Wall:

This kind of Retaining Wall is utilized when the space is constrained or thin holding divider is required. Tied down Retaining Wall is appropriate for free soil over rocks.Significantly high holding divider can be built utilizing this kind of Retaining Wall structure framework.profound link poles or wires are driven profound sideways into the earth, at that point the finishes are loaded up with cement to give stay.Stays (tiebacks) acts against toppling and sliding weight.

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Fig. 9: Anchored Retaining Wall

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Fig. 10: Different design for tied down Retaining Wall

7. Piled/Heaped Retaining Wall:

Piled/ Heap Retaining Wall are built by driving fortified solid heaps nearby each other as appeared in the Fig. Heaps are constrained into a profundity that is adequate to counter the power which attempts to push over the divider. It is utilized in both impermanent and changeless works. Heaped dividers offer high solidness holding components which can hold parallel weight in substantial unearthing profundities with no unsettling influence to encompassing structures or properties. Sheet heap dividers are incorporated utilizing steel sheets with an incline or unearthings up to a required profundity, yet it can’t withstand high weight Sheet heap/pile Retaining Wall prudent till tallness of 6m

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Fig. 11: Piled Retaining Wall

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Fig. 12: Sheet pile Retaining Wall

8. Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Retaining wall:

It is among the most prudent and most generally developed Retaining Wall.Mechanically settled earth holding divider is upheld by chosen fills (granular) and held together by fortifications, which can be either metallic strips or plastic lattices.Kinds of MSE holding divider incorporate board, solid square, and impermanent earth holding dividers. Mechanically balanced out earth Retaining Wall

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Fig. 13: Mechanically balanced out earth Retaining Wall

9. Hybrid Systems:

Retaining Wall that utilization both mass and fortification for solidness are named as Hybrid or Composite holding divider frameworks.Any divider which utilizes confronting units fixing to bars or strips which have their closures tied down into the ground is a tied down earth divider. The stays resemble projections. The links utilized for tieing are regularly high quality, prestressed steel ligaments. To help safe haven, the finishes of the strips are framed into a shape intended to tie the strip at the point into the dirt.

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Fig. 14: Hybrid Systems


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