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What is Lateral Pressures In Cohesionless Soils?

The lateral pressure in cohesion less soils is given by following formula:-

Following terms are used in the formula given below

Y=unit weight of soil, lb/ft3 or kg/m3
P=total thrust of soil, lb/linear ft (kg/m) of wall
H= total height of wall, ft (m)
KA= coefficient of active pressure


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2 comments on "What is Lateral Pressures In Cohesionless Soils?"

Ricardo says:

the cos i is not elaborated, is it the angle of friction of the soil?

Ricardo says:

define cos i.

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