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Friday December 16, 1

5 pm

Instructor: Lutful I.

Khan, Ph. D., P. E.
, Associate Professor, CSU Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering


Retaining Walls support elevated levels of soils or soils at slopes steeper than their angle of
repose and are constructed of a broad range of materials such as masonry, mass concrete,
reinforced concrete, pre
cast concrete and timber. These earth retaini
ng structures are classified
as gravity walls, semi
gravity walls, cantilever walls, counter
fort walls, segmental retaining
walls (SRW) and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. In this short course, the theoretical
aspects of retaining structures w
ill be reviewed first, followed by the analysis and design of
common earth retaining structures. Participants will practice the analysis and preliminary design
of common earth retaining walls.


The objectives of this course are to explain the t
heoretical principles so participants can analyze
the local and global stabilities and carry out preliminary design of different types of retaining

After attending this course, the participants will be able to:

Carry out preliminary design of rig
id and flexible retaining walls.

Assess the stability of an existing retaining wall under various loading conditions.

Recommend strategy and approach on improving the stability of an existing retaining wall.

Conduct forensic analysis for the failure a reta
ining wall.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, technologists and technicians practicing geotechnical, structural, environmental,
municipal and transportation engineers, designers, architects, construction managers,
contractors, infrastructure inspectors, own
ers, managers and other technical personnel interested
in the design, analysis, assessment and rehabilitation of earth retaining structures.


The participants should have basic knowledge of soil mechanics (typically offered in the 2nd or
3rd y
ear civil engineering programs in universities and community colleges).

What to Bring for the

Participants should bring a notebook computer with spreadsheet and a scientific calculator for
calculations during the workshop.

Course Duration:

4 hr.

Cost of course:
$ 220 in advance, $ 240 onsite (includes course handouts)