Cantilever retaining wall problem example

A cantilever retaining wall of 7 meter height (Fig. Ex. 11.2) retains sand. The properties of the sand are: e = 0.5, 0 = 30° and Gs = 2.7. Using Rankine’s theory determine the active earth pressure at the base when the backfill is (i) dry, (ii) saturated and (iii) submerged, and also the resultant active force in each case. In addition determine the total water pressure under the submerged condition.
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