Lateral Earth Pressure Calculation by Classical Methods

Two classic methods for calculating lateral earth pressure are Rankine and Coulomb methods.
Updated 13 Mar 2024

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Soil mostly fails when the internal stress reaches its shear strength. It can be assumed for granular and friction soils that the failure plane is a straight line (Fig. 1). For classic methods like Rankind and Coulomb, this assumption can be applied to cohesive soils as well with including cohesion in the calculation.

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Adisorn Owatsiriwong (2024). Lateral Earth Pressure Calculation by Classical Methods (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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