Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

There are a tremendous studies in literature about the earth pressure, most of them are concentrated on the static loading conditions. The problems of earth pressure under dynamic loadings are still the case of studies. In this paper the results of an experimental studies about variations of earth pressure at rest under different vertical cyclic loadings are presented. Cubical soil samples of 15 cm dimensions were subjected to vertical cyclic stresses and induced lateral pressure behind the rigid side walls of the soil were measured accurately. A dry and uniform sand was used and the samples were prepared by the raining technique. A kind of true triaxial apparatus was used and different samples in the quite dense and loose conditions were tested. The variations of lateral pressure versus vertical stress and number of load cycles are plotted and discussed. In the concluding section a recommendation is made for designing retaining walls under cyclic surcharges.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Earth Pressure Variations under Cyclic Surcharges

St. Louis, Missouri

There are a tremendous studies in literature about the earth pressure, most of them are concentrated on the static loading conditions. The problems of earth pressure under dynamic loadings are still the case of studies. In this paper the results of an experimental studies about variations of earth pressure at rest under different vertical cyclic loadings are presented. Cubical soil samples of 15 cm dimensions were subjected to vertical cyclic stresses and induced lateral pressure behind the rigid side walls of the soil were measured accurately. A dry and uniform sand was used and the samples were prepared by the raining technique. A kind of true triaxial apparatus was used and different samples in the quite dense and loose conditions were tested. The variations of lateral pressure versus vertical stress and number of load cycles are plotted and discussed. In the concluding section a recommendation is made for designing retaining walls under cyclic surcharges.