An Introduction to Retaining Walls and Excavation Support Systems
This online engineering PDH course presents methods for evaluating earth pressures on retaining walls and design procedures for cohesionless backfill materials, which should be used whenever practicable.
Retaining walls must be designed so that foundation pressures do not exceed allowable bearing pressures, wall settlements are tolerable, safety factors against sliding and overturning are adequate, and the wall possesses adequate structural strength.
This 2 PDH online course is intended for civil engineers, structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, geologists and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to methods and techniques designing retaining walls and excavation support structures.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the types of forces acting on retaining walls
- Learning about active and passive earth pressures
- Learning how to design for surcharge and dynamic loads on retaining walls
- Learning how to apply the equivalent fluid pressure method in retaining wall design
- Knowing the criteria for selecting earth pressures as the basis of retaining wall design
- Knowing the importance of designing for overturning forces acting on retaining walls
- Learning how to design for sliding forces acting on retaining walls
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Retaining Walls and Excavation Support Systems".
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