NEW EXPERIMENTS CONFIRMING FORMER DATA ON THE PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE OF A POWDERY SOIL MASS

THE COEFFICIENT OF PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE IS DEFINED AND THE VALUE OF PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE IN THE CASE OF A POWDERY AND A COHESIVE MEDIUM IS STUDIED. A THEOREM ON THE MINIMUM TRANSLATION PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE EXERTED BY A POWDERY MASS AGAINST THE DISPLACEMENT OF A WALL, THE TENDENCY OF WHICH IS TO PUSH BACK THE MASS, IS PRESENTED; THE PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE VALUE IS EQUIVALENT TO THAT OF THE HYDROSTATIC ACTIVE PRESSURE EXERTED BY A LIQUID OF THE SAME DENSITY AS THAT OF THE POWDERY MEDIUM. THE INTEREST OF THIS STUDY RESIDES IN THE COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED BY APPLYING THE RANKINE THEORY AND THE PROPOSED THEOREM DEFINING THE MINIMUM VALUE OF PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE. AN ANNEX DEALS WITH THE REACTION OF THE PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE TO AN OVERLOAD EVENLY DISTRIBUTED ON THE EMBANKMENT. /TRRL/

  • Authors:
    • Reimbert, M
    • Reimbert, A
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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  • Accession Number: 00235050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1973 12:00AM