What is active earth pressure? - Civil Engineer Blog

What is active earth pressure?

Active earth pressure is a horizontal push from earth onto a wall.

The active earth force from sand on to a free retaining wall is equivalent to that from a fluid of density 0.25 to 0.30 times that of the sand. The force from sand on to a fixed retaining wall is very much more.

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