Volume 4 Issue 1
Mar.  2011
Turn off MathJax
Article Contents
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.

# 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).
• Corresponding author: Hai-feng LU
• 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.

•  Chen, Z. Y., and Li, S. M. 1998. Evaluation of active earth pressure by the generalized method of slices. Canadian Geotechical Journal, 35(4), 591-599. [doi: 10.1139/cgj-35-4-591] Cheng, Y. M. 2003. Seismic lateral earth pressure coefficients for c-φ soils by slip line method. Computers and Geotechnics, 30(7), 661-670. [doi: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2003.07.003] Clough, G. W., and Duncan, J. M. 1971. Finite element analyses of retaining wall behavior. Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 97(12), 1657-1673. Clough, R. W., and Woodward, R. J. 1967. Analysis of embankment stress and deformations. Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 93(SM4), 529-549. Fang, Y. S., Ho, Y. C., and Chen, T. J. 2002. Passive earth pressure with critical state concept. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 128(8), 651-659. [doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241 (2002)128:8(651)] Gu, W. C. 2002. Calculation of Earth Pressure on Retaining Wall. Beijing: China Building Material Industry Publishing House. (in Chinese) Hu, X. J., and Tan, X. H. 2009. Coulumb numerical solution of passive earth pressure on cohesive soil. Journal of Hohai University (Natural Sciences), 37(3), 304-307. (in Chinese) Li, X. G., and Liu, W. N. 2007. Study on the passive earth pressure by variational limit equilibrium method. Engineering Mechanics, 24(1), 11-17. (in Chinese) Qi, X. B., and Zhao, L. 2009. Comparative analysis of VB and VB.NET programming. Journal of Electric Power, 24(5), 441-442. (in Chinese) Sobrou, A. H., and Macuh, B. 2002. Active and passive earth pressure coefficients by a kinematical approach. Proceeding of the ICE- Geotechnical Engineering, 155(2), 119-131. [doi: 10.1680/geng.155.2.119.38657] Vrecl-Kojc, H., and Skrabl, S. 2007. Determination of passive earth pressure using three-dimensional failure mechanism. Acta Geotechnica Slovenica, 4(1), 11-23. Wang, K. H., and Que, R. B. 2003. Ameliorated Culmann’s graphical construction and its application in active earth pressure calculation. Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 25(2), 167-169. (in Chinese) Wang, Y. Z. 2000. Distribution of earth pressure on a retaining wall. Geothnique, 50(1), 83-88. [doi:10.1680/  geot.2000.50.1.83] Yuan, S. X. 2009. Discussed the teaching of VB.NET programming. Computer Knowledge and Technology, 5(5), 1273-1274. (in Chinese) Zhu, D. Y., and Qian, Q. H. 2000. Determination of passive earth pressure coefficients by the method of triangular slices. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 37(2), 485-491. [doi: 10.1139/cgj-37-2-485]

### Catalog

###### 通讯作者: 陈斌, bchen63@163.com
• 1.

沈阳化工大学材料科学与工程学院 沈阳 110142