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Safety of retaining walls with high water loadings when designed to Eurocode 7 using partial factors by Dr Eric R Farrell and Dr Trevor L L Orr, University of Dublin, Trinity College.

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of taking the most unfavourable water levels in the design of embedded and cantilevered retaining walls designed to Eurocode 7 using partial factors. This is of topical interest as ENV 1997-1, the pre-standard version of Eurocode EC 7, Part 1: Geotechnical Design, is close to the end of its trial period and the document is currently being reviewed for issuing as a Euronorm (EN) with the status of a European standard in 2000. This ...

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