active earth pressure

active earth pressure

[′ak·tiv ′ərth ′presh·ər]
(civil engineering)
The horizontal pressure that an earth mass exerts on a wall.

active earth pressure

The component of pressure in a horizontal direction which a mass of earth exerts on a wall.
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b2] = 10 kN/m3) Surchagre load on the wall = 10 kN/m2 External stability Analysis The coefficient of active earth pressure (Ka) in static case above the water table = 0.
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