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# CEE 552 - HW#9, Braced Excavation Soil Arching

Nathan H. Bryan
November 5, 2012

Points Selected for Tributary Area Method & Soil Arching
Elevation g/m Horizontal soil
(H-h) tan (45 - f/2) K wm h/(H-h) pressure at
from top of
(2) (3) (4) (5) level, sh
wall, h (1)
0.00 197.45 52.00 0.58 0.31 0.00 0
5.00 197.45 47.00 0.58 0.31 0.11 294
10.00 197.45 42.00 0.58 0.31 0.24 568
15.00 197.45 37.00 0.58 0.31 0.41 816
20.00 197.45 32.00 0.58 0.31 0.63 1,029
25.00 197.45 27.00 0.58 0.31 0.93 1,194
30.00 197.45 22.00 0.58 0.31 1.36 1,291
35.00 197.45 17.00 0.58 0.31 2.06 1,287
40.00 197.45 12.00 0.58 0.31 3.33 1,134
45.00 197.45 7.00 0.58 0.31 6.43 772
52.00 197.45 0.00 0.58 0.31 #DIV/0! 0

ft sv sh 0 0 0 5 570 169 10 1.928 0 .420 1.762 52 5.140 339 15 1.130 1.560 1.355 45 5.2972 Unit weight of soil. Ka = 0. g = 114.186 40 4.990 1.710 508 20 2.016 35 3.Coulomb Active Earth Pressure Coefficient.0 Depth.928 1.280 678 25 2.850 847 30 3.524 52 5.

Recommended Apparent Earth Pressure Diagram for Sands Depth.284 44 1.From GEC #4 .284 52 0 . ft sh 0 0 10 1.

psf 0 250 500 750 1. Problem 2 Nathan Bryan November 5. f 5 Soil Arching Theory Coulomb Active 10 Apparent Earth Pressure Diagram 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 .250 1.250 2.750 4.500 2.750 2.HW#9.000 1. 2012 Figure 4a.500 3.000 2.000 3.000 0 Depth Below Top of Wall.500 1.250 3.CEE 552 .750 3. Horizontal Earth Pressure vs Depth Horizontal Earth Pressure.

Horizontal Earth Pressure vs Depth Horizontal Earth Pressure due to Soil Arching Effects.HW#9.250 1.000 1.000 3.750 4.500 3. Problem 2 Nathan Bryan November 5.CEE 552 .000 2. 2012 Figure 4b. f 5 2 10 3 15 4 20 5 25 6 30 7 35 8 40 9 45 10 50 11 55 . psf 0 250 500 750 1.500 1.250 3.250 2.750 3.000 0 1 Depth Below Top of Wall.750 2.500 2.