Estimation of the coefficient of lateral stress used in the calculation of loads on buried structures

Talia Da Silva, Mohammed Elshafie & Gopal Madabhushi
© ASCE. The average vertical pressure on a buried structure can be calculated using the silo theory, which assumes the translation of a vertical prism of soil above the structure that is resisted by friction on the sides of the prism. One of the key assumptions made is the value of the coefficient of lateral stress, K. In this study, an assumption regarding the rotation of principal stresses in the yielding soil has been used...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.