earth pressure

earth pressure

[′ərth ‚presh·ər]
(civil engineering)
The pressure which exists between earth materials (such as soil or sediments) and a structure (such as a wall).

earth pressure

1. The horizontal thrust which is exerted by retained earth.
2. The pressure exerted on a structure, such as a wall, by the earth which it retains.
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The contract, worth almost 400 million (excluding tax), requires the use of an earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine to excavate a 4.
Excavation works were implemented using the Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) tunnelling technique, which is ideal for Doha's soft ground and rock conditions, at a depth ranging between 30 and 40 metres, without impacting the traffic flow or the buildings surrounding the tunnel.
Excavation works were implemented using the Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) tunneling technique, which is ideal for Doha's soft ground and rock conditions, at a depth ranging between 30 and 40m, without impacting the traffic flow or the buildings surrounding the tunnel.
The basement slab acts as a restraint for the perimeter retaining wall and a medium to transfer the lateral earth pressure to the lateral stability elements such as the core walls.
At the end of the mission, crew will be brought back over 17 hours to normal Earth pressure so that the gases can escape their bodies safely and they can resurface to see the sun and feel the wind again.
The major sections cover geotechnical properties and exploration of soil, foundation analysis, lateral earth pressure and earth-retaining structures, and soil improvement.
We get the value of earth pressure by a YT-200 G strain type micro soil pressure gauge, and the soil pressure acquisition system adopts a DH3816N static strain testing system as shown in Figure 3.
Nowadays, tunnel constructions in urban shallow soft ground are more frequently being carried out using closed shields, which are basically divided into compressed-air shields, slurry shields, and earth pressure balanced shields.
In case of tank empty condition, the external earth pressure of backfill all around acts on the shell, which needs to be resisted by stiffening of shell plate at required intervals along the height of the tank.
If any out-of-plane deformation occurs, a plane strain analysis will overestimate the earth pressure (Phillip et al.
An employee of Akker-man for nearly 10 years, Holden began his career with Akkerman as an engineer for both the microtunneling boring equipment (MTBM) and Earth Pressure Balance equipment (EPBM) product lines.