Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

A surcharge load is any load such as spoil embankments, streets or highways, construction machinery which is imposed upon the surface of the soil close enough or distance to the excavation. This load causes a lateral pressure to act on the system in addition to the basic earth pressure. One of the most famous methods is Boussinesq strip method. After many considerations on adjacent surcharge, it was found that the distribution of lateral surcharge had not accuracy, and the shape and also the magnitude of the lateral pressure were not correct. In this paper besides considering the shape and magnitude due to the Boussinesq distribution of lateral surcharge pressure for adjacent surcharge, a combined method that is named “KZP1” and also a method based on the “KZP1” that is named “KZP2” for distance surcharge with an applied examples is presented

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Simplified Methods for the Surcharge Lateral Pressure Distribution

New York, New York

A surcharge load is any load such as spoil embankments, streets or highways, construction machinery which is imposed upon the surface of the soil close enough or distance to the excavation. This load causes a lateral pressure to act on the system in addition to the basic earth pressure. One of the most famous methods is Boussinesq strip method. After many considerations on adjacent surcharge, it was found that the distribution of lateral surcharge had not accuracy, and the shape and also the magnitude of the lateral pressure were not correct. In this paper besides considering the shape and magnitude due to the Boussinesq distribution of lateral surcharge pressure for adjacent surcharge, a combined method that is named “KZP1” and also a method based on the “KZP1” that is named “KZP2” for distance surcharge with an applied examples is presented