SOIL PRESSURE ON LOADBEARING WALLS IN RELATION TO THEIR SHIFT

PARCIE GRUNTU NA SCIANY OPOROWE W ZALEZNOSCI OD ICH PREMIESZCZEN

The author examines the qualitative relationship between soil pressure and other factors affecting the design and construction of barrier walls. Wall design can be made more rationally if the constructional displacement can be calculated from a knowledge of soil pressure. The static pressure of monolytic free standing barrier walls which do not have special requirements related to their displacement can be calculated using the normal coefficients of reliability. The stress distribution at ground level and considerations of the construction can be employed to calculate the static pressure of prefabricated barrier walls. A significant part of the wall deformation can occur during the laying of the backfill. Methods are suggested for the calculation of soil pressure for barriers which are allowed only a limited displacement. Recommendations are also given for the design of constructions which cannot have any displacement in the soil medium. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Rymsza, B
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Translation 2788
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM