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Earth pressures on retaining walls due to Anisotropic and nonhomogeneous backfills

Siva Reddy, A and Srinivas, RJ (1976) Earth pressures on retaining walls due to Anisotropic and nonhomogeneous backfills. In: Journal of Indian institute of science, 58 (8). pp. 345-369.

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In this paper an attempt is made to study the lateral earth pressures on retaining walls as affected by anisotropy and non-homogeneity with respect to cohesion, of the backfill. Both the passive and active conditions are studied and the method of characteristics is used in the analysis. Numerical results show that, as the coeficient of anisotropy, k, defined as the ratio of vertical strength to horizontal strength, changes from 0-8 to 2, the pressure at the top of the wall decreases considerably.Also, as k changes fvom 0.8 to 2, the mod$ed passive and active earth pressure coeficients decrease when cohesion increases with depth and are unaffected by k when cohesion is constant with depth. On the other hand, when the rate of increase of cohesion with depth increares, the mod@ed earth pressure coefficients are found to increase considerably.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Indian institute of science
Publisher: Indian institute of science
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian institute of science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 10:04
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24461

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