REVIEW OF PIONEER WORK IN EARTH PRESSURE DETERMINATION AND RECOMMENDATION FOR EARTH PRESSURE EVALUATION

A SUMMARY OF EXPERIMENTS PERFORMED IN LATERAL EARTH PRESSURE DETERMINATIONS, IS PRESENTED, GIVING A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TYPE AND SIZE OF APPARATUS, THE FEATURES WHICH WERE NEW, THE VARIOUS PHASES OF THE SUBJECTS STUDIED, AND THE GENERAL CONCLUSIONS DRAWN BY EACH EXPERIMENTER. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN THIS SUBJECT (EXCLUSIVE OF BIN AND CONCRETE PRESSURES), FROM 1720 TO 1940 IS APPENDED. AS A RESULT OF A STUDY OF THE EXPERIMENTAL WORK PERFORMED, AND OF THE WRITER'S PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN ENGINEERING DESIGN, GENERAL CONCLUSIONS ARE DRAWN IN THE FORM OF RULES WHICH CAN BE USED AS A BASIS FOR THE EVALUATION OF LATERAL FORCES AND RESISTANCES RESULTING FROM EARTH LOADINGS. THESE RULES COVER ALL CASES OF STRUCTURAL DESIGNS INVOLVING EARTH, EITHER AS THE ACTIVE FORCE OR AS THE RESISTANCE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 20, pp 730-750, 26 FIG
  • Authors:
    • FELD, J
    • Legget, R F
  • Publication Date: 1941

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 3-6, 1940
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00235945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM