Parametric study of earth pressure behind RFERS at backfill stage

Walid Aboumoussa, Magued Iskander

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This chapter presents the results of parametric finite element analyses performed to explore the relationship between earth pressure and the stiffness of Rigidly Framed Earth Retaining Structures (RFERS). A plane strain model was employed. The stages of construction were incorporated in the analysis to simulate an initial stage where a structural frame is first completed followed by the addition of backfill soil in several stages. The displacement of the structures, as well as the earth pressure and resultant load developed behind them were obtained to examine the relationship between the stiffness of the retaining structure and the development of lateral earth pressure in the retained soil mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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