Surcharge loads types

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A surcharge load is an additional retaining wall load superimposed onto the earth pressure force to yield the total lateral force.

SURCHARGE LOADS:
   STRIPS LOADS
   TRIANGULAR LOADS
   LINE LOADS
   UNIFORM LOADS
   RAMP LOADS

The TOTAL REACTIONS are also calculated.

Calculation Reference
Geotechnics
Soil Mechanics
Craig's Soil Mechanics
Retaining wall design

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Comments: 2
svitelleschi 10 years ago
Is the formula for line load when m < 0.4 correct? I think there is no 4 in front of formula.
BABACAN 11 years ago
Great idea but results don't seem to be correct. Might be the formula used but loads for other cases are much higher than the standard uniform case and don't seem to be influenced by Ka. Normally loads outside the height of a retaining wall will impose no load on the retaining wall. Not the case here.