# ANCHORED SHEET PILES IN CLAYS

Design Steps and Equations
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Anchored Sheet Pile in Clay with dimensions and pressure distribution

Design Steps (refer to figure above for terms)
1. Calculate: k a ) tan2 \$ 45 (

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Calculate: p1 ) *L1k a and

p 2 ) *L1 . * 'L 2 - k a , where * ' ) * SAT ( * w

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Calculate: P1 = Area ACDG =

1 1 p1L1 . p1L 2 . +p2 ( p1 ,L 2 2 2

4. 5. 6.

Calculate: z1 by taking moment about G of area ACDG = P1z1
' Calculate: p6 ) 4c ( *L1 . * L 2

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Calculate: D from the following equation:

p6D2 . 2p6D+L1 . L 2 ( l1 , ( 2P1 L1 . L2 ( l1 ( z1 ) 0
7. Calculate: Force in anchor rod F= P1 – p6 D Draw the sheet pile (similar to page 1) with the estimated values in steps 1-6 8. 9. Calculate: Dactual = 1.3 to 1.6 D , Calculate: zm for zero shear, hence, Mmax by :

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1 1 p1L1 ( F . p1+zm ( L1, . k a * ' +zm ( L1,2 ) 0 2 2 L1 / zm / +L1 . L 2 ,
10. Calculate: Mmax by summing moments at a point zm from surface. 11. Calculate: S )

Mmax 0all

where S = Minimum section modulus of sheet pile 0all = allowable stress for sheet pile Select sheet pile section based on S from Table of Sheet Pile Section Properties.

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