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Asset Management for Retaining Walls

Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Adda; Lynch, Jerome; Zekkos, Dimitrios; Gkrizi, Athina; Admassu, Kidus; Benhamida, Brahim; Spino, Rich; Mikolajczyk, Matthew

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Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

Jerome Lynch

Dimitrios Zekkos

Athina Gkrizi

Kidus Admassu

Brahim Benhamida

Rich Spino

Matthew Mikolajczyk


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 (?) 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.


Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., Lynch, J., Zekkos, D., Gkrizi, A., Admassu, K., Benhamida, B., …Mikolajczyk, M. (2020). Asset Management for Retaining Walls. Michigan Department of Transportation

Report Type Technical Report
Publication Date Mar 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 27, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jan 28, 2021
Pages 334
Keywords Retaining Walls, Asset Management, Field Monitoring, Ground Settlement Thresholds
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