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Enercalc-Pole Embedment in Soil

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Enercalc calculates the soil pressure at 1/3 depth by taking the full 
calculated embedment depth, d.

UBC defines d as the "depth of embedment in earth in feet but not over 12 
feet for the purpose of computing lateral pressure."

So, for d greater than 12 feet, Enercalc still takes the full d rather than 
12 feet in calculating the passive soil pressure. This yields unconservative 

Does anybody know why? Am I missing something? I contacted Enercalc three 
days ago, but received no response yet, and their office is closed till next 

Thanks in Advance.