Analysis and Design of Earth Retaining Structures
Apr 26 - 27, 2021 /
Course Code: 11-0444-ONL21
After attending this course, you will be able to:
- Use your acquired knowledge and skills gained on designing rigid retaining walls
- Implement requirements, procedures and techniques for safe, effective and efficient design of different retaining systems
- Practice design and construction of retaining structures
This course provides practical training on design and construction of rigid retaining walls. The course will review the related soil mechanics knowledge and show how to apply soil mechanics concepts to retaining walls and slope stabilization. Design methods will be covered for different earth supporting systems, including gravity walls, cantilever walls, and geosynthetic walls. The design examples are illustrated and will show you how to apply the theory into practice.
- Review of soil mechanics
- Site investigation process for retaining structures
- Lateral earth pressures
- Rigid retaining walls stability, capacity and settlement
- Slope stability analysis of retaining structures
Who Should Attend
Civil and Municipal Engineers • Project Engineers and Managers • Consultants • Designers • Operation and Maintenance Personnel • Developers • Planners
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************
Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
Review of Soil Mechanics
- Index properties of soils
- Soil classification
- Flow of water in soil
- Effective and total stresses
- Shear strength
- Geotechnical investigation and site assessment
Rigid Retaining Walls Design and Construction
- Lateral earth pressures
- Retaining walls (gravity and cantilever walls)
- Geosynthetic walls
- Bearing capacity and settlement analyses of the walls
- Slope stability analysis
Mohammad T. Rayhani, PhD., P. Eng., is an associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Director of Geoengineering Research Group at Carleton University. He has over 20 years of industrial and research experience in the field of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, and has been involved in many engineering projects around the world in foundation design, landfill barrier systems, retaining walls, embankment dams and slope stability. His research mainly focuses on advanced foundation systems, soil and foundation improvement solutions for seismic resistant design, foundation design in permafrost, and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and he is the author of over 50 publications in different areas of geo-engineering. Dr. Rayhani is a member of CGS, OGG, ASCE, ISMFE, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
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Fee & Credits
$1295 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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