Lateral Earth Pressure behind Walls Rotating about Base considering Arching Effects

Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2014;2014 DOI 10.1155/2014/715891

 

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Journal Title: Mathematical Problems in Engineering

ISSN: 1024-123X (Print); 1563-5147 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Science: Mathematics

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Dong Li (Tianjin Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Control, School of Mechanical, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China)

Wei Wang (Tianjin Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Control, School of Mechanical, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China)

Qichang Zhang (Tianjin Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Control, School of Mechanical, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 26 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

In field, the earth pressure on a retaining wall is the common effect of kinds of factors. To figure out how key factors act, it has taken into account the arching effects together with the contribution from the mode of displacement of a wall to calculate earth pressure in the proposed method. Based on Mohr circle, a conversion factor is introduced to determine the shear stresses between artificial slices in soil mass. In the light of this basis, a modified differential slices solution is presented for calculation of active earth pressure on a retaining wall. Comparisons show that the result of proposed method is identical to observations from model tests in prediction of lateral pressures for walls rotating about the base.