## Methods of evaluating the stability and safety of gravity earth retaining structures founded on rock |

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### Contents

CONVERSION FACTORS NONSI TO SI METRIC | 7 |

CHARACTERISTICS OF GRAVITY EARTH RETAINING | 15 |

Use of Dimensionless Parameters | 28 |

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alpha method angle of friction applied backfill placement analyses base case hypothetical base contact area base friction angle coarse load compressive stress computed concrete conventional equilibrium method Corps of Engineers Cross sections decreases dimensionless parameter earth pressure coefficient earth retaining structures effective base contact factor of safety Finite Element Analysis finite element mesh finite element method following load analyses forces acting Forces on section gravity earth hypothetical structure increases interface elements lateral load Load Increment magnitude Mesh/Coarse Load Step mobilized angle mobilized base friction normal and shear normal stiffness normal stress overshoot forces percent Poisson's ratio resultant normal force rock foundation run 17a scale factor section A-A sections through Emsworth sections through Montgomery shear force shear stress shown in Figure soil backfill soil-structure interaction stability strain energy stress distributions tensile stress toe fill unbalanced force method unit weight value of Poisson's wall movements zero