Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Discussion

36. 

Back fill with a sloping surface exerts a total active pressure Pa on the wall of height H and acts at

[A]. H/4 above the base parallel to base
[B]. H/2 above the base parallel to base
[C]. H/3 above the base parallel to base
[D]. H/5 above the base parallel to base.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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Siva said: (Feb 9, 2017)  
As pressure distribution is triangular, effective pressure acts at 1/3rd of total height from base.

Husnain said: (Oct 13, 2019)  
What will be its value for the passive case?

Naveen Ceg said: (Jan 19, 2020)  
Same for passive case but valid in cohesion-less soil only.

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