Arching in Distribution of Active Load on Retaining Walls

@article{Nadukuru2012ArchingID,
  title={Arching in Distribution of Active Load on Retaining Walls},
  author={Srinivasa S. Nadukuru and Radoslaw L. Michalowski},
  journal={Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering},
  year={2012},
  volume={138},
  pages={575-584}
}
Traditional methods for calculations of active loads on retaining structures provide dependable forces, but these methods do not indicate reliably the location of the resultant load on the walls. The Coulomb method does not address the load distribution because it utilizes equilibrium of forces, whereas the Rankine stress distribution provides linear increase of the load with depth. Past experimental studies indicate intricate distributions dependent on the mode of displacement of thewall… 

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