Hi, perhaps this is a basic question but, why the failure plane of the slope always pass thru the wall heel for slope stability analysis in cantilever concrete retaining walls? I was thinking on that but cold not find a good answer. If this is for fill areas, I can see that perhaps the failure plane "follows" the plane between the existing and fill soils behind the retaining wall and therefore the failure plane touches the wall heel. But I am not sure if this is correct...
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