Thomas, Caroline and Shiau, Jim S. (2007) Modelling the arching effect in active earth pressure problems. In: 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, 21-24 Oct 2007, Brisbane, Australia.
[Abstract]: This paper uses FLAC to analyse the active earth pressure problem. The model used is a rigid gravity retaining wall, with Mohr Coulomb soil backfill and a zero thickness interface element between the wall and backfill to model the sliding and separation between the wall and the backfill soil. Activefailureof the soil backfill was inducedthrough pushing the rigid wall away from the backfill,resultingin generation of an ultimate failure load. The results for this paper were compared with the availablesolutionsof similar studies, and major problems encountered during the modeldevelopment process were discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Awaiting copyright advice.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||stability, earth pressure, gravitywall, numerical analysis, finite difference|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 290800 Civil Engineering > 290805 Geotechnical Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Dr Jim Shiau|
|Date Deposited:||11 Jul 2008 00:22|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:54|
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