Civil Engineering - RCC Structures Design - Discussion


Total pressure on the vertical face of a retaining wall of height h acts parallel to free surface and from the base at a distance of

[A]. h/4
[B]. h/3
[C]. h/2
[D]. 2h/3

Answer: Option B


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Gourab Ghosh said: (Mar 20, 2014)  
This h/3 is applicable only in case of with no surcharge pressure.

Nira said: (Jul 9, 2015)  
What the value with surcharge pressure?

Shiva said: (Dec 12, 2015)  
Pressure diagram is in triangular form at back fill side & resultant of it's act at h/3 from base.

LOKESWARARAO said: (Feb 3, 2016)  
What is surcharge?

Fahad said: (Oct 6, 2020)  
Thanks @Shiva.

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