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Design of Breast Walls
A Practical Solution Approach

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ISBN 9780367754716
September 1, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
280 Pages 283 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Discusses basic principles, design methodology, influence of various parameters on design and construction features   
Gives techno-economical design for various combination of pertinent parameters   
Shows how to design Masonry and Concrete Walls   
Describes design principles and methodology of breast walls with illustrative examples and construction features        
Includes design charts and tables for ease of access and quick design process of breast walls 

This volume is aimed at professionals in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Retaining Walls, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Highway Engineering, and Engineers working in the field in highway, water resources and construction sector.

Table of Contents

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

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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.