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Earth pressure (Smipe)

Definition
The soil pressure on abutments and other components of a bridge against which any significant depth of earthen fill rests. Also, lateral pressure resulting from the retention of the earth by a structure or component that is tending to move away from the soil mass. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Soil pressure
Broader Term
Pressure (Smip)
Narrower Terms
Soil structure interaction (Smipes)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Air pressure (Smipa)
Back pressure (Smipb)
Confining pressure (Smipc)
Dynamic pressure (Smipd)
Effective stress (Smipg)
Pore pressure (Smipp)
Preconsolidation pressure (Smipq)
Static pressure (Smips)
Uplift pressure (Smipu)
Vacuum (Smipv)
Water pressure (Smipw)
Wind pressure (Smipx)