Rigid Retaining Wall Design: Geotechnical Aspects

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2020 - 2021 On-line Individual: $300.00

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This is a five-hour, comprehensive course on geotechnical design of rigid walls, including calculation of lateral earth pressures and wall stability calculations. The course covers the soil properties needed, and active, passive and at-rest pressure calculations. Sliding, overturning, rotation, and bearing capacity are calculated with a review of settlement. The effects of water, backfill loads, and seismic forces on lateral earth pressures are included. Drainage design for walls, geotechnical construction advice and an overview of mechanically stabilized earth walls complete the course.


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Fee: $300.00
Hours:5.00
CEUs:0.50

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)2020 - 2021 On-line Individual$ 300.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2020 - 2021 DVD Individual$ 320.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

David Elton

Dr. David J. Elton, P.E., is a professor of civil engineering at Auburn University who has been specializing in geotechnical engineering for more than 25 years. His extension activities include the many videos sold by Auburn University Engineering Continuing Education on this website, and the hundreds of live short courses he continues to teach on soils, erosion control, drainage, foundations, soils for roads, lime stabilization, slope stability, and mechanically stabilized backfill walls. His specialty areas include: foundations, geosynthetics, liquefaction, soil mechanics, soils magic and pavement evaluation. Dr. Elton has been honored with national and international awards for his research, teaching and service, including the Fred Burggraf Award from the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Elton has served as president of the North American Geosynthetics Society, and has organized the national professor training course for Geosynthetics for five years which is taught at Auburn University. He has also served as editor of the International Geosynthetics Society Newsletter for five years. He holds two U.S. patents and is a registered professional Engineer.

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