Course NumberGE-02-300
PDH Hours2
Lateral Earth Pressure for Non-Geotechnical Engineers

Lateral Earth Pressure for Non-Geotechnical Engineers

Author: Richard Weber

This course is intended for a diverse audience, and, in particular, the non-geotechnical engineer. It is, therefore, not intended to be an exhaustive review of the subject. This course discusses the three types of lateral earth pressure (at rest, active and passive) that apply to a wall and describes how each is calculated. It also describes other types of lateral pressure that might act on a wall. This course explains how the total lateral force acting on a wall is derived from the lateral earth pressure force plus any additional lateral forces that might apply. A basic example of these concepts is provided to provide clarity and further explanation.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The various types of earth pressure
  • Methods to calculate earth pressure
  • Calculation of the total force resulting from lateral pressure

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