Overall stability of anchored retaining structures: revisiting Broms' method

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Kranz and Broms’ methods are briefly reviewed and it is shown that they are equivalent, under the same conditions, giving the same results. Broms’ method is applied to a relatively wide range of cases of anchored retaining walls with two anchor levels, considering different anchor inclinations, locations of anchor heads, embedded lengths and soil strength parameters. The method is used to determine the length of the top anchor level needed to ensure overall stability, for a given length of the bottom anchor level. Results are compared with traditional simplified procedures. It is shown that for certain cases these simplified procedures does not ensure overall stability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of two Seminars of TC207 ISSMGE in Edinburgh and Pune in 2015
EditorsMichael Lisyuk, Vladimir Ulitsky, Deepankar Choudhury
PublisherGeoreconstruction Engineering Co.
ISBN (Print)978-5-9906877-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSeminar on Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sept 201513 Sept 2015


SeminarSeminar on Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • overall stability
  • Broms’ method
  • limit equilibrium


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