What is the critical depth of a vertical cut in a saturated cohesive soil with c = 1.5 t/m^{2} and γ = 1.8 t/m^{3}
Passive earth pressure in a soil mass is proportional to
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The earth pressure distribution due to surcharge load q per unit area is
The factor of safety against overturning between the base of the wall and the underlying soil should be at least
A retaining wall 8 m high with a smooth vertical back retains a clay backfill with c = 15 kN/m^{2}, ϕ = 15° and γ = 8 kN/m^{3}.
(Given sin 15° = 0.25). The pressure at the top will, nearly, be equal to
A cantilever sheet pile derives its stability from
Consider the following assumptions:
1. Failure occurs on a plane surface.
2. Wall is smooth but not necessarily vertical.
3. Failure wedge is a rigid body.
Coulomb’s theory of earth pressure is based on assumptions
The following refer to the stability analysis of an earth dam under different conditions:
1. Stability of D/S slope during steady seepage.
2. Stability of D/S slope during sudden drawdown.
3. Stability of U/S and D/S slopes during construction.
Which of these statements are correct?
A saturated stiff clay has unit weight 2 gm/cm^{3} and unconfined compressive strength 2 kg/cm^{2}. The depth of tension crack that would develop in this clay is
Rankine's theory of earth pressure assumes that the back of the wall is
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