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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: sloped retaining walls
- From: sscholl2(--nospam--at)juno.com
- Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 21:00:41 -0700
maybe I don't understand. The soil active pressure is horizontal without regard to the slope of the wall. The soil pressure increases as the slope of the backfill increases. For example if the backfill is on a 2:1 slope the equiv. fluid pressure may be about 50 lbs./cu.ft. I trust you mean the slope of the face of the wall - not the slope of the earth being retained. I provide a minor amount of slope in all retaining walls to make them look better and to account for deflection. When you take moments, the more slope of the face of the wall, the more the weight of the wall helps in resisting the earth pressure overturning forces Stan Scholl, P. E. Laguna Beach, CA. ________________________________________________________________ YOU'RE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR THE INTERNET! Juno now offers FREE Internet Access! Try it today - there's no risk! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.
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