1st Edition

Design of Breast Walls A Practical Solution Approach

By Rajendra Chalisgaonkar Copyright 2022
    310 Pages 283 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    310 Pages 283 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The design of breast walls is important parameter for various earth-retaining purposes, and many problems are encountered in the field as a result of improper design and the proper explanation of parameters which influence the technoeconomic designs is required. The book provides insight into the design of retaining walls by explaining the basics of earth pressure theories, the parameters influencing earth pressures, gravity vis-à-vis breast walls and tables and charts for designing stone masonry and concrete breast walls across eight chapters. Details of the analysis are tabulated to aid professional engineers or designers in their practical work.


    • Basic principles, design methodology, the influence of various parameters on design and construction features
    • Technoeconomical designs for various combinations of pertinent parameters
    • How to design masonry and concrete walls
    • Design principles and methodologies of designing breast walls with illustrative examples and construction features
    • Design charts and tables for ease of access and a quick design process of breast walls

    This volume is aimed at professionals in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, retaining walls, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, as well as engineers working in the highway, water resources and construction sectors.

    1. Introduction 2. Revisiting Earth Pressure Theories 3. Design Methodology of Breast Walls 4. Comparison of Gravity Retaining Walls and Breast Walls 5. Charts for Stone Masonry Breast Walls 6. Charts for Concrete Breast Walls 7. Detailing of Breast Walls 8. Application of Design Tables and Charts


    RAJENDRA CHALISGAONKAR is a Former Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation Department, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun, India and currently, a Water Resources and Hydropower Consultant, Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and AICTE Adjunct Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, MITS Gwalior (M. P.), India. He has many years of professional experience in Flood Risk Management, Dam Engineering, Hydraulic Structures & Drainage Works, Small Hydropower, Intricacies of Mathematical Modelling and GIS Applications.