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RE: Lateral load on retaining wall

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If you look at soil pressure as an "equivalent fluid pressure", then the
horizontal dimension is irrelevant and your option 1 represents the total
lateral force on the wall. (But I'm not sure how internal friction might
alter this assumption?)

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> Subject: Lateral load on retaining wall
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> I am designing a security retaining wall four feet away from 
> an existing
> building wall. The four feet space will be filled with stone. 
> The question is
> what should be the total lateral pressure on the retaining wall:
> 1-  Is it         specific stone weight x  (height of wall)^2 x Ka / 2
> 2- Or is it     specific stone weight x 4' x  height of wall x Ka
> Thanks in advance
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