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LIMIT STATES AND LOAD RESISTANCE DESIGN OF SLOPES AND RETAINING STRUCTURES (2009)
The primary goal of this report was to develop Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methods for slopes and retaining structures. Even though there is past research on LRFD of shallow foundations and piles, there are very few publications available on LRFD of slopes and retaining structures. Most commonly, the design goal for slopes is to economically select (i) slope angle and (ii) slope protection measures that will not lead to any limit state. For retaining structures, the goal is the economical selection of the type and dimensions of the retaining structure, including of the reinforcement for MSE walls, again without violating limit state checks.
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