TM 5-818-1 / AFM 88-3, Chap. 7
d. Bearing capacity.
Calculate from the
procedures outlined in chapter 5. Reduce excessive
total settlement by enlarging the base width of the wall or
bearing capacity analysis in chapter 6. Consider local
by using lightweight backfill material. Reduce tilting
building codes or experience where applicable.
induced by differential settlement by proportioning the
e. Settlement and tilting.
size of the base such that the resultant force falls close
When a high
retaining wall is to be founded on compressible soils,
estimate total and differential settlements using
Figure 14-7. Design loads for low retaining walls, broken slope backfill.