By: Javier Encinas, PE | February 6, 2018
ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for design of retaining walls. ASDIP RETAIN includes the design of concrete cantilever retaining walls based on the latest ACI 318 provisions.
The design of retaining walls may become cumbersome and time-consuming, since it involves an iterative process to calculate the stability ratios, and the application of the Code provisions to design the reinforcement. This document is a step-by-step overview of a design example of a typical concrete cantilever retaining wall using ASDIP RETAIN.
As an example, let’s consider a cantilever retaining with a flat backfill, subject to the surcharge load shown below. Design the optimum dimensions and find the required reinforcement.