FE Evaluation of Landowner Dispute Following Retaining Wall Failure

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https://doi.org/10.51501/jotnafe.v37i1.75

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retaining wall, property line, landowner obligations, lateral earth pressure, soil movement, forensic engineering, San Diego

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This forensic engineering evaluation addressed a dispute between two neighboring landowners regarding cost-sharing associated with the repair of a failed retaining wall dividing the two properties. Qualitative forensic analyses considered both demand-based (i.e., lateral earth pressures, pore pressures, surcharge) and capacity-based (i.e., materials, configuration, drainage) factors to illustrate influence both parties had on the magnitudes of these loads. This paper outlines the qualitative forensic analyses that aided in resolution of the dispute before trial.

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Crudent, D.M. 1991. A Simple Definition of a Landslide. Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology, No. 43, pp. 27-19.

Peck, Ralph, B., Walter E. Hanson, Thomas H. Thornburn. Foundation Engineering. Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons. Toronto. 1974.

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2021-01-08

How to Cite

Storesund, R. (2021). FE Evaluation of Landowner Dispute Following Retaining Wall Failure . Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, 37(1). https://doi.org/10.51501/jotnafe.v37i1.75

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