DISTRIBUTION OF EARTH PRESSURE ON SHEET-PILE WALLS

ALL THEORETICAL SOLUTIONS OF THE SHEET PILE PROBLEM USED AT PRESENT ASSUME LINEAR EARTH PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION ABOVE DREDGE LEVEL AND DISREGARD THE EFFECT OF WALL DEFORMATION ON THE PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION. THE DISTRIBUTION COEFFICIENT METHOD AS EVOLVED HEREIN PROVIDES A SOLUTION IN WHICH WALL DEFORMATION AND EARTH PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION ARE INTERRELATED. THE VARIATION OF COEFFICIENT OF EARTH PRESSURE IS PRESENTED AS A FUNCTION OF SHEET-PILE FLEXURAL RIGIDITY NUMBER, PENETRATION DEPTH, TIE-ROD POSITION, TIE-ROD YIELDING AND SOIL CHARACTERISTICS. THE OBTAINED EARTH PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION CURVES EXHIBIT THE EFFECT OF ARCHING IN THE SOIL MASS. BOTH THE PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION CURVES AND THE COMPUTED MAXIMUM BENDING MOMENT AND TIE-ROD LOAD VALUES ARE IN CLOSE AGREEMENT WITH TEST RESULTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 94, No SM6, PROC PAPER 6228, PP 1271-1301
  • Authors:
    • Turabi, D A
    • Balla, A
  • Publication Date: 1968-11

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  • Accession Number: 00235408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 1994 12:00AM