How to Design and Construct a Cantilever Retaining Wall
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Mahsa Hedayati, Ph.D., P.E.
Cantilever walls, their applications and components
Design processes of a cantilever retaining system
Cast in place VS precast cantilever retaining walls
Hydraulic pressure, effects on wall behavior and pressure relief systems
External and internal stability of a cantilever system
Field applications and examples
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Mahsa Hedayati Ph.D P.E.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Dr. Hedayati is a senior geotechnical engineer at Freese and Nichols, Inc and an adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her experience with geotechnical engineering includes subsurface investigations, foundation analysis and design, slope stability and seepage analysis, numerical modeling, dam rehabilitation and redesign, levees, floodwalls and drainage structures design. As an adjunct faculty, she teaches courses on computational geotechnics and the geotechnical aspects of landfill design. Dr. Hedayati earned her B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and her M.Sc. degree from Tehran University, where she focused on polluted soils and decontamination methods. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Course Title: How to Design and Construct a Cantilever Retaining Wall
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This two-hour presentation focuses on how to design and construct a cantilever retaining wall, starting with their components and applications. Design professionals will learn about the different kinds of cantilever retaining walls, the design process, and the pressure which is exerted on them, as well as examine field applications and case studies.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define cantilever walls, their applications and components and differentiate between cast-in-place and precast cantilever retaining walls.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the forces that act on cantilever retaining walls and the design processes that are aimed at withstanding these forces.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss hydraulic pressure, the effects it has on wall behavior, and pressure relief systems.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to examine field applications and case studies to understand the best practices of cantilever retaining wall design and construction.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with retaining walls
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/04/2025
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