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# Lateral earth pressure

About: Lateral earth pressure is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 5334 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 62552 citation(s).

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01 Jan 1948

TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a survey of the properties of soils and their properties in terms of Hydraulics of Soils, Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soil Exploration Hydraulic, Mechanical, and Hydraulic properties of soil.

Abstract: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOILS Index Properties of Soils Soil Exploration Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils THEORETICAL SOIL MECHANICS Hydraulics of Soils Plastic Equilibrium in Soils Settlement and Contact Pressure PROBLEMS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Ground Improvement Earth Pressure and Stability of Slopes Foundations Settlement Due to Extraneous Causes Dams and Dam Foundations References Indexes

5,126 citations

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01 Jan 1981

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present data on soil behaviour, with emphasis on practical and empirical knowledge required by geotechnical engineers for the design and construction of foundations and embankments.

Abstract: This manual presents data on soil behaviour, with emphasis on practical and empirical knowledge, required by geotechnical engineers for the design and construction of foundations and embankments It deals with: index and classification properties of soils; soil classification; clay minerals and soil structure; compaction; water in soils (capillarity, shrinkage, swelling, frost action, permeability, seepage, effective stress); consolidation and consolidation settlements; time rate of consolidation; the Mohr circle, failure theories, and stress paths; shear strength of sands and clays Four appendices deal with the following: application of the "SI" system of units to getechnical engineering; derivation of Laplace's equation; derivation and solution of Terzaghi's one-dimensional consolidation theory; pore pressure parameters (TRRL)

1,678 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the load-deformation behavior of soils in mixed boundary value problems at model scale is discussed. But the main objective is to develop an understanding of the stress-strain behaviour of soils so that reliable predictions can be made concerning their load deformation characteristics at all working loads, rather than only loads at failure.

Abstract: Synopsis The aims, during the past 20 years, of the Cambridge research programme in soil mechanics are outlined. The principal objective is to develop an understanding of the stress–strain behaviour of soils so that reliable predictions can be made concerning their load-deformation characteristics at all working loads, rather than only loads at failure, in practical problems. A superstructure and its foundation can then be designed as a unit. The pressing need for the study of the load-deformation behaviour of soils in mixed boundary value problems at model scale is emphasized. New versatile shear test equipment which can impose a wide range of stress and/or strain paths, together with non-destructive methods of checking the uniformity of the behaviour of specimens, are briefly described. Typical data are presented for one problem, illustrating the variation of the passive pressure on a retaining wall with the displacement of that wall into sand. A revised statement of the Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion i...

742 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a theory of bearing capacity is developed, on the basis of plastic theory, by extending the previous analysis for surface footings to shallow and deep foundations in a uniform cohesive material with fntemal friction.

Abstract: Synopsis In the first part of the article a theory of bearing capacity is developed, on the basis of plastic theory, by extending the previous analysis for surface footings to shallow and deep foundations in a uniform cohesive material with fntemal friction. The theoretical results are represented by bearing capacity factors in terms of the mechanical properties of the soil, and the physical characteristics of the foundation. The base resistance of foundations in purely cohesive material is found to increase only slightly with foundation depth; for deep foundations the skin friction is, therefore, large compared with the base resistance. In cohesionless material, however, the base resistance increases rapidly with foundation depth and depends to a considerable extent on the earth pressure coefficient on the shaft; for deep foundations the base resistance is the predominant feature and the shin friction is relatively small. In the second part of the article the main results of laboratory and field loading ...

715 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a general solution is presented to the problem of the expansion of SPHERICAL and CYCLDRICAL CAVITIES in an InFINITE SOIL MASS, and it is shown that the principal PARAMETERS AFFECTING the ULTIMATE CAVITY PRESSURE are: the INITIAL GROUND STRESS, STRENGTH and VOLUME CHANGE CHARACTERISTICS of the Soil, and and the RIGIDity INDEX of the SOIL (DEFINED as the RATIO OF SHEAR MODUL

Abstract: A GENERAL SOLUTION IS PRESENTED TO THE PROBLEM OF EXPANSION OF SPHERICAL AND CYLINDRICAL CAVITIES IN AN INFINITE SOIL MASS. THE SOIL IS ASSUMED TO BEHAVE AS AN IDEAL ELASTIC-PLASTIC SOLID, FOLLOWING THE COULOMB-MOHR FAILURE CRITERION AND EXHIBITING VOLUME CHANGES IN A PLASTIC REGION SURROUNDING THE CAVITY. BEYOND THE PLASTIC REGION THE SOIL IS ASSUMED TO BEHAVE AS AN ISOTROPIC, LINEARLY DEFORMABLE SOLID. IT IS SHOWN THAT THE PRINCIPAL PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE ULTIMATE CAVITY PRESSURE ARE: THE INITIAL GROUND STRESS, STRENGTH AND VOLUME CHANGE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOIL, AND AND THE RIGIDITY INDEX OF THE SOIL (DEFINED AS THE RATIO OF SHEAR MODULUS TO INITIAL SHEAR STRENGTH). NUMERICAL EXAMPLES SHOW THE USE OF THE DERVIED SOLUTIONS FOR COMPUTATION OF ULTIMATE CAVITY PRESSURE, EVALUATION OF PRESSUREMETER TESTS AND COMPUTATION OF POREWATER PRESSURE CAUSED BY PILE DRIVING. /ASCE/

666 citations