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Hai-feng LU, Bao-yuan YUAN. 2011: Calculation of passive earth pressure of cohesive soil  based on Culmann’s method. Water Science and Engineering, 4(1): 101-109. doi: 10.3882/j.issn.1674-2370.2011.01.010
Citation: Hai-feng LU, Bao-yuan YUAN. 2011: Calculation of passive earth pressure of cohesive soil  based on Culmann’s method. Water Science and Engineering, 4(1): 101-109. doi: 10.3882/j.issn.1674-2370.2011.01.010

Calculation of passive earth pressure of cohesive soil  based on Culmann’s method

doi: 10.3882/j.issn.1674-2370.2011.01.010
Funds:  This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 50539110).
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  • Corresponding author: Hai-feng LU
  • Received Date: 2010-06-04
  • Rev Recd Date: 2010-08-26
  • Based on the sliding plane hypothesis of Coulumb earth pressure theory, a new method for calculation of the passive earth pressure of cohesive soil was constructed with Culmann’s graphical construction. The influences of the cohesive force, adhesive force, and the fill surface form were considered in this method. In order to obtain the passive earth pressure and sliding plane angle, a program based on the sliding surface assumption was developed with the VB.NET programming language. The calculated results from this method were basically the same as those from the Rankine theory and Coulumb theory formulas. This method is conceptually clear, and the corresponding formulas given in this paper are simple and convenient for application when the fill surface form is complex.   

     

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