Geotechnical Engineering-II [Lec #22: Earth Pressure at Rest]
Class notes of Geotechnical Engineering course I used to teach at UET Lahore. Feel free to download the slide show.
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Practice Problem #2
The basement wall of a house 5m high retains a silty sand
material with soil parameters as follows;
c = 0; f = 30°; gb = 18 kN/m3
a. If at rest conditions exists, what will be the total earth
pressure per meter length of the wall?
b. If the water table behind the wall rises to top of the wall.
Determine the change in horizontal pressure that will
occur due to the rise in water table. gsat = 20 kN/m3.
Principles of Geotechnical Engineering – (7th Edition)
Braja M. Das
Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations (7th Edition)
David F. McCarthy
Geotechnical Engineering – Principles and Practices – (2nd Edition)
Coduto, Yueng, and Kitch