The Ultimate Lateral Soil Pressure on Stabilizing Piles in Slopes

  • Guoping LeiEmail author
  • Wei Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


In this study, the ultimate lateral soil pressure \(p_u\) on stabilizing piles is discussed and the empirical equations and analytical models to predict \(p_u\) are reviewed. The plastic deformation theory is modified by introducing a new parameter \(K_f\), which is back calculated by a numerical calculation. The parameter is then compared with the corresponding soil stress in the numerical model. The modified theory is able to evaluate the \(p_u\) in a larger range of pile spacing.


Ultimate lateral pressure Stabilizing piles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geotechnical EngineeringUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria

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