Term of the Road Dictionary

passive earth pressure

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Roads Materials Soils and Aggregates
  • Definition : Maximum value of lateral earth pressure exerted by soil on a structure, occurring when the soil is compressed laterally causing its internal shearing resistance along a potential failure surface to be completely mobilized [TERMIUM Plus®].
  • Synonyms : thrust of the earth

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