Lateral Earth Pressure for Non-Geotechnical Engineers

Course Number: G-1003
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Richard P. Weber, P.E.
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Overview

In Lateral Earth Pressure for Non-Geotechnical Engineers , you'll learn ...

  • Definition of lateral earth pressure and common structures that it applies to
  • Categories of lateral earth pressure, including the at rest, active and passive conditions
  • Calculating lateral earth pressure coefficients using the Rankine and Coulomb theories
  • Calculating the vertical effective overburden pressure, lateral earth pressure and total lateral earth pressure force

Overview

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Credit: 1 PDH

Length: 11 pages

This course is intended for a wide range audience and in particular, the non-geotechnical engineer and is not intended as an exhaustive review of the subject. The objective of the course is to discuss the three types of lateral earth pressure (at rest, active and passive) that apply to a wall or bulkhead and describe how each is calculated. The course also describes other types of lateral pressure that might act on a wall. The total lateral force acting on a wall then, is derived from the lateral earth pressure force plus any additional lateral forces that might apply. A basic example is provided in the course material.

When this course has been completed, the reader will be familiar with types of earth pressure and how each is calculated. The reader will also be familiar with how the total force resulting from lateral pressure is calculated.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Definition of lateral earth pressure and common structures that it applies to
  • Categories of lateral earth pressure, including the at rest, active and passive conditions
  • Calculating lateral earth pressure coefficients using the Rankine and Coulomb theories
  • Calculating the vertical effective overburden pressure, lateral earth pressure and total lateral earth pressure force
  • Calculation of additional forces acting on a wall, including surcharge earthquake and water pressure

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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