Retaining Wall Publications Available for Free Downloading
FHWA NHI-00-044 - Corrosion/ Degradation of Soil Reinforcements for Mechanically
Earth Stabilized Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes. Discusses corrosion of metals,
corrosive soil environments, geosynthetic durability and degradation, monitoring and testing
for soil reinforcements.
IF-99-026 - Design and Construction Monitoring of Soil Nail Walls. Contains
basic concepts, history and construction of soil nail walls. Includes references to other
publications, FHWA research and cost data.
RD-97-142, 143, 144, and 00-157 - Durability of Geosynthetics for Highway
Applications. This research document was intended to predict long-term strength loss of
geosynthetic tensile capacity, primarily for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining
walls, reinforced soil slopes and foundation applications.
NAVFAC 7.02 -
Foundations and Earth Structures. Main topics includes excavations, compaction/
earthwork/ hydraulic fills, analysis of walls/ retaining structures, shallow foundations and
deep foundations. This manual includes guidelines for braced excavations, excavation
stabilization, embankment compaction, underwater fills, cofferdams, uplift resistance,
foundation waterproofing and lateral load capacity on deep foundations.
- Soil Dynamics and Special Design Aspects
TM 5-852-4 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction - Foundations for Structures.
The main topics are site investigations, foundation design, construction considerations and
monitoring for structures in cold weather. Includes material considerations, excavation,
backfill, inspection, slope stability, retaining walls, creep and bearing capacity.
USACE EM 1110-2-2502
- Retaining and Flood Walls. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix,
USACE TM 5-818-1 - Soils and Geology Procedures
for Foundation Design of Buildings and Other Structures (Except Hydraulic Structures)
References to Retaining Walls in other Books
Bowles, J.E., Foundation Analysis and Design, 4th edition, McGraw Hill Book
Company, New York, 1988.
Cedergren, Harry R., Seepage, Drainage and Flow Nets, John Wiley and
Sons, New York, 1967.
Driscoll, D.D., Retaining Wall Design Guide, USDA Forest Service, Portland,
Wu, T.H., Soil Mechanics, Allyn and Bacon, Inc., Boston, MA, 1966.
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