Press "Enter" to skip to content

Passive Earth Pressure problem example 1

A gravity retaining wall is 10 ft high with sand backfill. The backface of the wall is vertical. Given 8= 20°, and 0 = 40°, determine the total passive thrust using Eq. (11.76) and Fig. 11.24 for a plane failure. What is the passive thrust for a curved surface of failure? Assume y= 18.5 kN/m3.
SOLUTION
Passive Earth Pressure problem solution