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Culmann's Method

Culmann's Method

Does anybody know where I could find a detailed procedure on how to perform Culmann's method in regards to anchored sheet pile retaining walls?  To eliminate any confusion, the procedure I am referring to analyzes the possibility of the anchor inducing a surcharge load on the retaining wall.

Another quick question on the same topic... Would the anchor slab/wall be considered "stable" if the base was below the natural slope (natural slope being a slope at an angle phi from the tip of the retaining wall)?


RE: Culmann's Method


Culmann's method is a graphical method using trial and error to locate the critical case for slope stability problems, especially when the backslope has non-uniform geometry.

The Caltrans Trenching and Shoring manual has several worked examples employing this approach and should not be too difficult to locate for download. It also has a good section on trenching and shoring adjacent to railroads, a subject that is not widely discussed in many texts or manuals.

The avaialble passive resistance below the dredge line/toe of the wall depends on the slope angle, spacing of the embedded elements and depth of embedment.


RE: Culmann's Method

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RE: Culmann's Method

Why don't you try with Talren software, with that you can analise any section that you need.

RE: Culmann's Method


Thanks for posting the link.


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