This report gives the results from comparative studies on the design of embedded and conventional retaining walls using Eurocode 7 and existing UK design methods. Design examples for embedded walls included both cantilever and walls propped at the top: L-shaped walls and bridge abutments were considered for conventional construction. Retained heights of the structures were typical of those used on the national motorway network. Sizing of the structures was carried out by considering the different ultimate limit state modes of failure and design of the structural elements was then established for serviceability and ultimate limit states. The overall designs using the various standards/codes were then compared to assess their relative merits. (A)

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