Active pressure observations on a model retaining wall

A series of tests on a small instrumented wall retaining a clay backfill were carried out by moving the wall away from the backfill and then preventing further movement of the wall. The short term earth pressures immediately following rapid wall movement were reasonably predicted by earth pressure theory. However, after cessation of this wall movement the earth pressures gradually rose to a value less than the at rest pressure. Attempts to predict the long term earth pressure were not particularly successful. (A)


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 235-44
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the fifth Southeast Asian Conference on Soil Engineering, Bangkok, 2nd to 4th July 1977

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  • Accession Number: 01439838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:42PM