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Explain difference in behaviour of cantilever and counterfort retaining walls.
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Cantilever retaining wall Counter fort retaining wall
Stem/ toe/ heel bend like cantilever slab. Stem/ heel bend like continuous slab.
Cantilever does not required any support. Counter fort are provided as support.
Economical below 6-7 m height. Economical above 7 m high.
Uniformity of stress is not maintained. Uniformity of stress is maintained.
All components are considered as slab. Counter fort itself is considered as beam, rest all components are considered slab.

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