Passive Pressure in Sands with Uniform Surcharge on Backfill

by Swami Saran, Reader in Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee, U.P., India,
P. Deo, Formerly, Graduate Student; Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee, U.P., India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 12, Pg. 1326-1329

Document Type: Journal Paper


An extensive retaining wall model testing program has been made at the University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India. The results of passive loading experiments where the dry-sand backfill was not surcharged have been presented by Narin, et al. This note presents test results from experiments concerning a uniform surcharge applied on the backfill.

Subject Headings: Backfills | Passive pressure | Sandy soils | Soil pressure | Model tests | Colleges and universities | Load factors | Retaining structures | Developing countries

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