Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

Actual behaviour of the soil/granular mass under lateral/earth pressure is highly complex and has not been sufficiently described and known to data. In this paper the term "Lateral pressure" is used instead of the customary "earth pressure" to differentiate a new theoretical approach to the problem and because the term "lateral pressure" appears more adequate and less general in this particular problem. A significant characteristic of lateral pressure consists in its continuous variability in time. For this reason a number of objections may be raised against the contemporary earth pressure theory. The paper sums up the present state of knowledge and a new theory acquired by research. It shows the real non-cohesive mass behaviour under passive pressure.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Granular Mass Behaviour under Passive Pressure

Arlington, Virginia

Actual behaviour of the soil/granular mass under lateral/earth pressure is highly complex and has not been sufficiently described and known to data. In this paper the term "Lateral pressure" is used instead of the customary "earth pressure" to differentiate a new theoretical approach to the problem and because the term "lateral pressure" appears more adequate and less general in this particular problem. A significant characteristic of lateral pressure consists in its continuous variability in time. For this reason a number of objections may be raised against the contemporary earth pressure theory. The paper sums up the present state of knowledge and a new theory acquired by research. It shows the real non-cohesive mass behaviour under passive pressure.