Numerical investigation into the failure of a micropile retaining wall
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The paper presents a numerical investigation on the failure of a micropile wall that collapsed while excavating the adjacent ground. The main objectives are: to estimate the strength parameters of the ground; to perform a sensitivity analysis on the back slope height and to obtain the shape and position of the failure surface. Because of uncertainty of the original strength parameters, a simplified backanalysis using a range of cohesion/friction pairs has been used to estimate the most realistic strength parameters. The analysis shows that failure occurred because overestimation of strength and underestimation of loads.
CitationPrat, P. Numerical investigation into the failure of a micropile retaining wall. "Computers and geotechnics", Gener 2017, vol. 81, p. 262-273.