This manual presents the techniques used by Allan Block in our engineering practice to design retaining walls. It is not intended as a textbook of soil mechanics or geotechnical engineering.
Allan Block retaining walls employ old technology with new materials. Reference: Allan Block Engineering Manual, Allan Block Spec Book, Allan Block Seismic Testing Executive Summary, ASTM D6638 Standard Test Method for Determining Connection Strength between Geosynthetic. Find an Allen Concrete Equipment Dealer near you and learn about our full line up of concrete equipment for sale. Allen Concrete Equipment Manuals are available for all Allen Equipment to help keep your concrete machinery operating at peak performance.
This manual provides professional retaining wall contractors with overall guidelines for installing Allan Block retaining walls. All commercial and largescale residential retaining walls require engineering provided by a qualified local engineer. Rockwell Automation Publication 1756UM009DENP March 2015 3 Summary of Changes This manual contains new and updated information.
Changes throughout this A Complete Family of Wall Products Allan Blocks broad product line allows you to design retaining walls to meet specific engineering and site requirements. Reference: Allan Block Engineering Manual, UBC 21 Hollow and Solid Load Bearing Concrete Masonry Units, and Terzaghi, K, and Peck, R B, Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.New York, NY (1967) Leverage and Total Unit Mass.
As the setback of a gravity wall increases, the leverage from course to course increases.