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earth pressure at rest [1 record]

Record 1 2011-10-21


Subject field(s)
  • Soil Mechanics (Engineering)
  • Tolerances and Modular Co-ordination (Construction)

Value of earth pressure when the soil mass is in its natural state without having been permitted to yield or without having been compressed.


At rest: Said of the lateral earth pressure when the soil is neither compressed nor allowed to expand and the structure (such as a wall) does not move.


  • Mécanique des sols
  • Calcul, tolérances et modulation (Construction)

Valeur de la pression des terres lorsque le sol est dans son état naturel, sans avoir subi le moindre déplacement dans un sens ou dans l'autre. Par sommation : poussée des terres au repos (...)


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