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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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.
Earth pressure balance TBMs were selected for Doha Metro due to the nature of the country's geological makeup.
If any out-of-plane deformation occurs, a plane strain analysis will overestimate the earth pressure (Phillip et al.
Qatar Rail will employ advanced Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) using Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) technology for the tunnelling works for these underground operations, whereby a circular cutting ring will break into underground surfaces, creating cylinder cavities for the tunnels," he explained.
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.
GEOTAXIS A Organism's response to gravity B Earth pressure C Solid part of the earth who am I?
The earth pressure balance (EPB) shield tunnelling machine has advanced safety systems
These include five large earth pressure balance (EPB) machines with large diameters (3 x 6.
Earth pressure on the structural elements above the foundation level is geotechnical action and is included in [F.
1); K is coefficient relating the horizontal stress to the vertical stress, it can be determined as an average coefficient of earth pressure along the line of [T.
He has organized the text along the standard topical lines, presenting five chapters on lateral earth pressure, sheet pile walls, bearing capacity of anchor slabs and helical anchors, ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations, and slope stability.
South of 6th Street, where the bedrock is too deep, an Earth Pressure Balance Machine will create a path through softer soil.