Gravity retaining wall

Gravity retaining wall

1. A retaining wall that relies on the weight of the masonry or concrete for its stability.
2. Retaining wall that relies on the weight of the masonry or concrete for its stability.
See also: Wall
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Murali Krishna, Study of Seismically Induced Permanent Displacement of Gravity Retaining Wall, pp.
The self-balance retaining wall is composed with gravity retaining wall in the upper part of the structure and antisliding pile in the lower part of the structure.
proposed a theoretical model of seismic rotational stability of a gravity retaining wall with consideration of the influence of embedment depth [10,11].
A gravity retaining wall depends largely on the weight of the structure to resist the overturning forces created by the soil pressures.
External stability analysis is conducted in the same manner as a conventional gravity retaining wall design by reviewing three failure modes: sliding, overturning, and bearing capacity.
The wall system acts as a gravity retaining wall, relying on the weight and width of the units to resist retained soil loads.