Asset Management of Retaining Walls

The work described here represents an attempt to develop a comprehensive risk management framework for the asset management of retaining wall structures. The work presented includes the development of a sensing strategy that can be used by structural inspectors to assess the coupled performance of the wall structure and the geotechnical system it supports. A reliability framework was developed using first-order reliability methods (FORM) to assess the reliability factor (β) for wall components and incorporates the consequences of failure with the estimated structural reliability factors to provide a basis for risk assessment of retaining walls. A new inspection manual was developed to reflect the instrumentation strategies and risk analyses developed.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    8885 Ricks Road, P.O. Box 30049
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan  United States  48109
  • Start Date: 20161001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200323

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01757497
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 10 2020 3:29PM