RS2 Applications

Retaining Walls


RS<sup>2</sup> Retaining Wall Applications




RS2 can be used for the analysis and design of retaining walls. Options include stress and displacement analysis, stability analysis, groundwater seepage, and support design.

See each of the listings below for more details:





This example demonstrates how to use RS2 to model a surface excavation supported by a sheet pile wall anchored with grouted tiebacks. A Structural Interface boundary is used to model the sheet pile wall.

For details see RS2 Tutorial #23:
RS2 Tutorial # 23 – Anchored Sheet Pile Wall
In this example, RS2 is used to simulate the construction of a gravity retaining wall. The wall is subjected to forces from backfill and from ponded water. Joint elements are included to allow slip between the wall and soil. The model is built in four stages.

For details see RS2 Tutorial #16:
RS2 Tutorial # 16 – Gravity Retaining Wall
This example demonstrates the use of RS2 for analyzing the stability of a three-tiered MSE retaining wall using the shear strength reduction (SSR) method. Structural interface boundaries are used to model the support elements, and shear strength of the support is assumed to be equal to 80% of the fill strength.

For details see Verification Problem #50 in the RS2 Slope Stability Verification manual (Part 2):
RS2 Slope Stability Verification Manual (Part 2) - Verification Problem #50

Also see verification examples #48 – #55 for more examples of MSE retaining wall models.
In this example, RS2 is used to simulate the excavation of a trench into a sloped embankment. The trench is supported by sheet piles and struts modeled using liner support elements. A staged piezometric line is used to model the pore pressure. The model is built in five stages.

For details see RS2 Tutorial #17:
RS2 Tutorial # 17 – Trench with Piles and Struts

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