Our first article from Robert Thompson with Dan Brown and Associates. A project profile of a challenging project invoving a railroad spur for a quarry. It involved ground improvement, soil nailing, and MSE walls.
Adama Software has released an update to their MSEW software (Update 8.1) for design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth or MSE retaining walls. Download it from their website. (Photo by the Reinforced Earth Company)
[Disclosure] NCS Consultants is the employer (day job) of Randy Post, the owner of this site. [/Disclosure]
Geotechnical engineers who encounter MSE retaining walls or Mechanically Stabilzed Earth Walls are undoubtedly familiar with the FHWA NHI manual on “Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes”. This manual, along with the NCMA manual that is used for non-transportation projects, is virtually the bible for MSE wall design. In late summer/early fall of 2009, a revised version of this manual will hit the streets. Read on for more details.