Analytic solutions of rupture angle in coulomb's earth pressure theory

1 Department of airport, Civil Aviation University, Tianjin 300300, China

World Journal of Engineering

ISSN: 1708-5284

Publication date: 20 February 2014

Abstract

Coulomb's earth pressure theory is widely used in foundation pit supporting structure and retaining wall design, and Rupture angle is one of the key parameters in determining the failure surface location and the foundation pit influence scope. But there is no explicit formula of rupture angle or some wrong in existing formula. This paper, according to the limit equilibrium condition of slide wedge, obtained the analytical expression of Rupture angle which is the most simplified form in the current information. Through the numerical test this simplified solution is consistent with coulomb theory. The conclusion of this paper has some reference value in engineering application of coulomb theory.

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Guo, Z., Cheng, G. and Wang, F. (2014), "Analytic solutions of rupture angle in coulomb's earth pressure theory", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 573-576. https://doi.org/10.1260/1708-5284.10.6.573

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