Earth Pressure Behind Retaining Walls

Shobha K Bhatia, R Bakeer

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Abstract

Results obtained with the finite element method are greatly affected by the overall dimensions of the mesh and the number and size of the elements used. Proper choice of the boundary conditions is also necessary to obtain an accurate estimate of the unknowns of the problem. This paper discusses some factors that influence the results of a finite element idealization of the problem of earth pressure behind a gravity wall with a dry, cohesionless backfill.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-667
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
StatePublished - 1989

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