Finite element limit analysis of passive earth resistance in cohesionless soils

Shiau, Jim S. and Augarde, Charles E. and Lyamin, Andrei V. and Sloan, Scott W. (2008) Finite element limit analysis of passive earth resistance in cohesionless soils. Soils and Foundations, 48 (6). pp. 843-850. ISSN 0038-0806

Abstract

This note examines the classic passive earth resistance of cohesionless soil by using two newly developed numerical procedures based on finite element formulations of the bound theorems of limit analysis and non-linear programming techniques. Solutions using upper and lower bounds are presented to complement the previous studies of this problem. The parameters studied are soil-wall interface friction, wall inclination, backfill surface configuration and the wall's weight.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Dr Jim Shiau
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 07:35
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 01:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: limit analysis; retaining wall; passive earth pressure; finite elements; nonlinear programming
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050305 Soil Physics
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050399 Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9614 Soils > 961499 Soils not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4702

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