INVESTIGATION OF RELATION OF PRESSURE EXERTED BY SATURATED SOIL TO RETAINING WALL DISPLACEMENT

INVESTIGATIONS WERE CARRIED OUT IN THE LABORATORY OF THE ODESSA INSTITUTE FOR MERCHANT-MARINE ENGINEERS, AIMED AT DETERMINING THE PRESSURE EXERTED BY SOIL IN THE MOIST CONDITION, FULLY SATURATED, AND WITH WATER AT VARIOUS LEVELS. THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATIONS ON SATURATED SOILS ARE PRESENTED. THE CONCLUSIONS INDICATE THAT: (1) THE TOTAL PRESSURE EXERTED BY SATURATED SOIL IS THE SUM OF THE RESPECTIVE PRESSURES CAUSED BY THE WATER AND THE BUOYANT SOIL, (2) MEASURED SOIL PRESSURE ON A RIGID WALL EXCEEDS THE ACTIVE PRESSURE BY 30%, (3) THE POINT OF APPLICATION OF THE RESULTANT PRESSURE IS DEFINITELY DEPENDENT ON WALL DISPLACEMENT, ITS POSITION RISING WITH TOTAL APPLIED MOVEMENT OF THE WALL, AND (4) THE RELATIVE WALL DISPLACEMENT CANNOT SERVE AS A CRITERION FOR DETERMINING VARIOUS PARAMETERS OF SOIL PRESSURE ON THE WALL, INASMUCH AS THEY DEPEND ON SPECIFIC SOIL PROPERTIES, MAGNITUDE OF SOIL FRICTION AGAINST THE WALL, SOIL COMPRESSIBILITY, ETC. THE RESULTS OF THE EXPERIMENTS CARRIED OUT CAN SERVE AS A BASIS FOR FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IN DESIGN METHODS FOR RETAINING STRUCTURES, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THEIR DESPLACEMENTS WITHIN LIMITING CONDITIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 12, pp 1086-1092
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    Hydrotechnical Construction
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Vargin, M N
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