# What is reinforced concrete retaining wall?

## What is reinforced concrete retaining wall?

Reinforced concrete retaining walls are structures that are designed to resist lateral soil pressure in cases where there is a change in ground elevation. They are widely used in road construction and they typically involve large material volumes.

**How is RCC retaining wall calculated?**

- quantity calculation of cement for retaining wall. Volume of cement required. 1m3 = 35.3147 cft.
- quantity of sand the required for retaining wall. Volume of sand in cft. = (1.5/5.5) ×50.82×35.3147=489.46cft.
- quantity of aggregate required for retaining wall. Volume of aggregate in cft. = (3/5.5)×50.82×35.3147 =979 cft.

**What is a reinforced wall?**

The Reinforced earth is one of the solutions that can be used for retaining earth. The Mechanically reinforced earth is also called a “gravity” wall and its design is based on the reinforcement of the earth through metal or plastic intrusions, which provide a “pseudo-cohesion” allowing the earth to stand vertical.

### What is retaining concrete?

A retaining wall is a structure that holds or retains soil behind it. There are many types of materials that can be used to create retaining walls like concrete blocks, poured concrete, treated timbers, rocks or boulders. Some are easy to use, others have a shorter life span, but all can retain soil.

**What kind of retaining wall is reinforced concrete?**

Reinforced Concrete Cantilever Retaining Wall Analysis and Design (ACI 318-14) Reinforced Concrete Cantilever Retaining Wall Analysis and Design (ACI 318-14) Reinforced concrete cantilever retaining walls consist of a relatively thin stem and a base slab.

**How to use reinforced concrete council design spreadsheets?**

RCC11 is used for the design of reinforced concrete slabs, beams and columns. It will calculate steel reinforcements required and show the design calculations. You can also use it to get appropriate member size. However, you will need to have calculated design moments for slabs/beams and axial load & moments before use.

## How to design a concrete cantilever retaining wall?

This design example focuses on the analysis and design of a tapered cantilever retaining wall including a comparison with model results from the engineering software programs spWall and spMats. The retaining wall is fixed to the reinforced concrete slab foundation with a shear key for sliding resistance.

**Why does the thickness of a retaining wall increase with height?**

In case of masonry retaining wall, the thickness of wall increases with height because masonry resists the lateral pressure by its weight. Thus it is also called gravity retaining wall. While the reinforced concrete retaining wall resists the lateral pressure by structural action such as bending and results in thinner section. 1.