The link was sent to your email.

We were unable send the link to your email. Please check your email.

Missing captcha code. Please check whether your browser is not blocking reCAPTCHA.

Invalid captcha code. Please try again.

Online Help

GEO5

Tree
Settings
Product:
Program:
Language:

Passive Earth Pressure - The Coulomb Theory

Passive earth pressure follows from the following formula:

where:

σz

-

effective vertical geostatic stress

Kp

-

coefficient of passive earth pressure due to Coulomb

c

-

cohesion of soil

The coefficient of passive earth pressure Kp is given by:

where:

φ

-

angle of internal friction of soil

δ

-

angle of friction between structure and soil

β

-

slope inclination

α

-

back face inclination of the structure

The vertical σpv and horizontal σph  components of passive earth pressure are given by:

where:

δ

-

angle of friction between structure and soil

α

-

back face inclination of the structure

Try GEO5 software yourself.
For free, without analysis restrictions.