Retaining Wall Reinforcement

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This article is about Retaining Wall Reinforcement. Retaining Wall is one of the most important things in a building construction. Especially when we want to build a building that has contacts with higher land. When the building that we want to build is near a ground higher than the building, we have to put retaining wall to prevent soil sliding.

To prevent Soil sliding, the retaining wall reinforcement should be strong enough to hold the force from the soil in contact. To calculate the retaining wall reinforcement need, you can use special software that you can download HERE . The software is in Microsoft Office Excel file. So, it is easy to use. But, to do this, you have to know the basic concept of designing retaining wall reinforcement first. You have to understand also how to operate excel formula. You have to understands these two things to ensure that your calculation is correct.

There are several steps you should follow to design Retaining Wall Reinforcement. They are :

  1. Input the geometrical data.
  2. Input the Soil index properties.
  3. Stability calculation.
  4. Momen and force calculations.
  5. Concrete stress calculation.
  6. Retaining wall reinforcement calculation.
  7. Retaining wall reinforcement Drawing.

Sometimes, when the soil is not stable and the load from the soil is very big, we have to put ground anchor. Calculating the retaining wall reinforcement, it is better to work with experienced engineer. Discuss every condition nearby the project with the team you are working with.

For visualization, here are several screen shots from the software above.

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