Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Section 1 (Q.No. 36)
36.
Back fill with a sloping surface exerts a total active pressure Pa on the wall of height H and acts at
H/4 above the base parallel to base
H/2 above the base parallel to base
H/3 above the base parallel to base
H/5 above the base parallel to base.
Answer: Option
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Naveen CEG said:   3 years ago
Same for passive case but valid in cohesion-less soil only.

Husnain said:   3 years ago
What will be its value for the passive case?

Siva said:   6 years ago
As pressure distribution is triangular, effective pressure acts at 1/3rd of total height from base.

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