FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF LATERAL EARTH MEASURES ON A CANTILEVER RETAINING WALL

TERRA TEC PNEUMATIC AND GEONOR VIBRATING WIRE EARTH PRESSURE CELLS ARE USED TO MEASURE THE LATERAL EARTH PRESSURES ACTING ON A TYPICAL CANTILEVER RETAINING WALL. ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS AND WALL MOVEMENTS COVER A PERIOD OF 147 DAYS. BACKFILL MATERIAL IS TESTED TO DETERMINE ITS PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING PROPERTIES. EARTH PRESSURES ARE COMPUTED BASED ON RANKINE AND COULOMB THEORY AND COMPARED WITH MEASURED EARTH PRESSURES. PROCEDURES USED TO CALIBRATE THE EARTH PRESSURE CELLS ARE PRESENTED IN SOME DETAIL. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  USA  78701

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Coyle, H M
    • Bartoskewitz, R E
    • Milberger, L J
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 169-2 Res Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1973 12:00AM