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ExampleTwo

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An Example Problem --- Rankine Active Earth Pressure


Click here to return to Chapter 5 A. The Problem Draw the Rankine active earth pressure diagram for the retaining wall. Determine the magnitude and line of action of the resultant force.

B. The Solution Rankine active equation

Stresses at top of wall

Stresses at the water table in the top soil layer

Stresses at the water table in the bottom soil layer

Stresses at the bottom

C. Earth Pressure Diagram --- Resultant and Location The resultant force is equal to the area of the earth pressure diagram and the line of action is through the

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ExampleTwo

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centroid of the area.

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