Utilization of Passive Resistance
The program allows us to compare the maximum allowable and really used passive resistance below the ditch bottom. Even if this verification is not standardly required, it can be useful for the optimization of the embedded length of the structure in the soil.
Verification is done using safety factor approach:
Required safety factor for the utilization of the passive resistance
Maximum allowable passive resistance below the ditch bottom
Mobilized passive resistance below the ditch bottom
Mobilized passive resistance Rmob is highlighted by a pattern in the program.
Utilization of passive resistance