ACTIVE AND PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURES. CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART OF BUILDING /IN FRENCH/

A DISCUSSION IS GIVEN OF THE TWO NEWLY DISCOVERED CONCEPTS IN SOIL MECHANICS APPLIED TO THE STUDY OF THE EQUILIBRIUM OF A POWDERY MASS HELD IN POSITION BY A RETAINING WALL: ACTIVE EARTH PRESSURE AT REST (MAXIMUM PRESSURE EXERTED BY THE MASS ON THE WALL) AND PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE AT REST (MINIMUM PASSIVE PRESSURE AGAINST THE WALL). A UNIVERSAL FORMULA, PUBLISHED IN 1964, WHICH TAKES ACCOUNT OF THE TWO ABOVE PRINCIPLES, FACILITATES THE CALCULATION OF STABLE AND RIGID STRUCTURES. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE CONCEPTS OF THE LONG EQUILIBRIUM OF A POWDERY MASS BEHIND A WALL (OR MINIMUM ACTIVE PRESSURE EXERTED ON THE WALL) WERE WITHOUT FOUNDATIONS, WHICH EXPLAINS WHY ALL INVESTIGATIONS INTO THEIR VALUES NEVER OFFERED ANY VALID RESULTS. THIS ARTICLE CONFIRMS THE UNIVERSAL FORMULA CITED ABOVE. /TRRL/

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 287-91
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00235040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM