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Seismic passive earth pressure coefficients using the method of characteristics

Kumar, Jyant and Chitikela, Sridhar (2002) Seismic passive earth pressure coefficients using the method of characteristics. In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal / Revue Canadienne de Géotechnique, 39 (2). pp. 463-471.

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The method of characteristics was used to generate passive earth pressure coefficients for an inclined wall retaining cohesionless backfill material in the presence of pseudostatic horizontal earthquake body forces. The variation of the passive earth pressure coefficients K-pq and K-pgamma with changes in horizontal earthquake acceleration coefficient due to the components of soil unit weight and surcharge pressure, respectively, has been obtained; a closed-form solution for K-pq is also provided. The passive earth resistance has been found to decrease sharply with an increase in the magnitude of horizontal earthquake acceleration. The computed passive earth pressure coefficients were found to be the lowest when compared to all of the previous solutions available in the literature.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 07:13
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 07:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39395

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