M.Sc. Tezi Görüntüleme

Student: Meltem ÇOLAK
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bayram Ali UZUNER
Department: Civil Engineering
Institution: Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences
University: Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Title of the Thesis: Determination of The Settlements of The Retaining Walls on The Cohesionless
Level: M.Sc.
Acceptance Date: 10/1/2007
Number of Pages: 137
Registration Number: i1777

      The retaining walls which keep the soil at two different levels and are under the effect of

the lateral earth pressures are rigid retaining structures. In order that the retaining walls

      perform their functions safely, some checks are carried out. One of the most important control

is settlement control during design stage. Whereas, the retaining walls are commonly

      designed without performing settlement control and damaged because of excessive settlement,

even fractures, collapses are occurred. Therefore, the settlements on the retaining wall

      foundation should be calculated and compared with the permissible settlement values.

In this study, it is generally reviewed to define the settlements of the retaining walls on

      the cohesionless soils by Standard Penetration and Cone Penetration Test results. The

settlements are calculated by developed computer programs in Fortran Language instead of

      manual calculations which are time consuming and may have some errors.

In the first section of this study, general information on the retaining walls

      (definitions, classifications, uses, acting lateral earth pressures and controls required during

design stage) settlement condition, reasons for uniform and different settlements and their

      effects are presented. In the second section, the settlement prediction methods, approaches

related to the calculations for Standard Penetration and Cone Penetration Test results and strip

      foundation settlements are explained. In the third section, some typical examples are studied

and in the fourth section, some results are listed.

      Key Words : Retaining Walls, Settlement Control, Cohesionless Soil, Standard Penetration

Test, Cone Penetration Test, Fortran Computer Programme