Design of Retaining Walls to Eurocode 7
23 July 2009, 1 day
Organizer: Thomas Telford
This one day course covers the design of mass and embedded retaining walls to Eurocode 7 for engineers who want to be able to design retaining walls or update their knowledge. Eurocode 7 is a change in UK practice and provides a more rigorous and robust approach to retaining wall design. There are significant demands on designers to appreciate, understand and apply the new approach. The has four key themes: * Capability - Scope, options and decisions * Ground - Assessment, classification and decisions * Wall - Design, interaction and performance * Build - Sequence, practicalities and reality The course will enable the delegate to understand, appreciate and apply best practice in retaining wall design. Tutorial examples are used throughout and delegate participation is actively encouraged. A basic knowledge of engineering principles is assumed, but a detailed knowledge of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering is not required.