FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF LATERAL EARTH PRESSURES AND MOVEMENTS ON RETAINING WALLS

Field data were obtained and analyzed from two instrumented full-scale retaining walls. The data presented in this paper cover a period of 1156 d for a cantilever wall founded on H-piles and a period of 769 d for a precast panel wall founded on drilling piers. The data consist of pressure cell and movement measurements from both walls. For the precast panel wall, the force trainsmitted from the panel to the supporting pilasters was measured with force transducers. Analysis of the data indicates that movements near the bases of both walls were not large enough to develop active pressures. Earth pressure measurements near the bases of both walls were close to at-rest pressure. Earth pressures changed with seasonal variations in temperature. Pressure changes occurred as a result of construction equipment activity both during and after backfilling. Vehicular traffic after completion of construction did not produce measureable pressure changes during the time periods covered by this study.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-49
  • Monograph Title: Multiple aspects of soil mechanics
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  • Accession Number: 00178223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026695
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM