Deformed ground profile and lateral earth pressure of retaining walls and backfills

Jing-Wen Chen, Nien Hua Liu, Jiun Yaw Liou

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ABAQUS software, a finite element method (FEM), was employed to study the behavior of deformated profiles of a horizontal cohesionless backfill against a vertical RC retaining wall simulated with translation mode. The Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion was taken as yielding function and the associated flow rules were used. Study was conducted regarding to the relationship between the lateral earth pressure, the acting point of resultant force and the resulting turning moment to the back of retaining walls, and the deformed ground profile of backfills. Relationships between the abrupt change area on the backfill ground and the sliding surface of traditional Coulomb's theory were also compared and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-784
Number of pages6
JournalYantu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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