Title

Dynamic Active Thrust From c-Ф Soil Backfills

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsvier

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Engineering (SOE)

Comments

This article was originally published as: Shukla, S. K. (2011). Dynamic active thrust from c-Ф soil backfills. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 31(3), 526-529. Original article available here

Abstract

This technical note presents an analytical derivation of the expression for the total dynamic active thrust on a retaining wall from the c–ϕ soil backfill considering both horizontal and vertical seismic coefficients. The derivation is based on the Coulomb sliding wedge concept, and it considers tension cracks, wall adhesion, and surcharge in order to make the expression useful for practical applications. It is found that the special cases of the general expression result in the expressions for total static and dynamic active thrusts presented by earlier researchers for different field conditions of soil backfills with and without seismic loadings.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/j.soildyn.2010.10.001