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Elements of Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition

Values of Ka, Kac, Kp and Kpc

This spreadsheet gives the horizontal components of the coefficients of ea
for Coulomb' s analytical solution where cohesion exists.
Select any worksheet to view the values.
Ian Smith, Sept 2005

f the coefficients of earth pressure xists. .

c = Input data into blue fields 0 º 90 º 0 º 0 kPa 10 kPa  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 .Horizontal components of Ka and Kac Wall & Soil Properties slope angle of retained fill.  = angle of wall friction = adhesion. cw = operating value of cohesion.  = angle of back of wall to horzntl.

97 0.59 0.35 0.51 0.90 0.78 0.62 1.63 0.93 0.84 0.59 1.04 .28 0.53 1.65 1.00 0.61 0.48 1.55 0.20 1.27 2.13 1.23 1.74 1.80 1.71 1.Ka Kac 1.36 0.25 1.41 0.68 1.27 1.33 0.11 1.37 1.77 1.45 0.40 1.70 0.35 1.31 0.51 1.68 0.49 0.47 0.73 0.83 1.53 0.56 1.44 0.32 0.87 1.42 0.45 1.32 1.39 0.97 1.76 0.87 0.93 1.29 0.43 1.06 1.66 0.09 1.15 1.81 0.38 0.90 1.18 1.30 1.00 1.57 0.

 = angle of wall friction = adhesion. cw = operating value of cohesion.Horizontal components of Kp and Kpc Wall & Soil Properties slope angle of retained fill. c = Input data into blue fields 0 º 90 º 0 º 0 kPa 10 kPa  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 .  = angle of back of wall to horzntl.

61 3.22 2.46 2.00 3.07 2.25 3.08 3.23 1.15 1.42 1.65 2.66 2.28 1.20 3.32 1.75 2.97 2.56 2.93 4.91 2.80 2.39 3.64 1.88 3.43 2.19 1.47 1.04 2.40 4.12 2.84 3.76 3.70 2.14 2.00 1.18 2.29 .14 3.10 4.37 2.76 1.33 3.83 1.58 1.20 4.04 2.47 2.02 4.86 2.01 4.70 1.52 1.00 2.97 3.11 2.Kp Kpc 1.02 3.37 1.89 1.54 3.07 1.11 1.26 2.40 3.77 2.68 3.20 2.34 2.56 2.60 2.38 2.61 2.12 3.69 3.30 2.04 1.28 2.85 4.26 3.53 3.19 4.51 2.46 3.

napier. May 2006 http://sbe.ac.ac.napier. It is not intended for use in geotechnical design.This spreadsheet has been downloaded from the website that supports Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics.uk/esm . May 2006 ISBN: 1-4051-3370-8 Visit the website: http://sbe. 8th Edition Published by Blackwell Publishing. Ian Smith.uk/esm Purchase the book: (Blackwell Publishing website) Please note: This spreadsheet is an aid for learning and should really only be used in conjunction with the relevant section in the book.