## Sliding Factor Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Sliding factor = Coefficient of friction between two surfaces*Total vertical force/Horizontal forces
S.F = μ*Σv/ΣH
This formula uses 4 Variables
Variables Used
Sliding factor - Sliding factor is the factor of safety against sliding of structures which resist lateral forces shall be not less than unity.
Coefficient of friction between two surfaces - Coefficient of friction between two surfaces generally varies from 0.65 to 0.75 range greater than-0.65 range less than-0.75.
Total vertical force - (Measured in Kilonewton) - Total vertical force forces that act in the vertical plane, which is perpendicular to the ground.
Horizontal forces - (Measured in Kilonewton) - horizontal forces applied in a direction parallel to the horizon.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Coefficient of friction between two surfaces: 0.7 --> No Conversion Required
Total vertical force: 1400 Kilonewton --> 1400 Kilonewton No Conversion Required
Horizontal forces: 700 Kilonewton --> 700 Kilonewton No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
S.F = μ*Σv/ΣH --> 0.7*1400/700
Evaluating ... ...
S.F = 1.4
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
1.4 --> No Conversion Required
1.4 <-- Sliding factor
(Calculation completed in 00.007 seconds)
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## Sliding Factor Formula

Sliding factor = Coefficient of friction between two surfaces*Total vertical force/Horizontal forces
S.F = μ*Σv/ΣH

## What is sliding in friction?

We can define sliding friction as the resistance created by any two objects when sliding against each other. This friction is also known as kinetic friction and is defined as the force that is needed to keep a surface sliding along another surface.

## What is the factor of safety due to sliding of the retaining wall?

The factor of safety against sliding should be about two. 3 Bearing on Ground - The normal pressure between the base of the wall and the soil beneath can cause a bearing failure of the soil, if the ultimate bearing capacity is exceeded. Usually the allowable bearing pressure will be one-third of the ultimate value.

## How to Calculate Sliding Factor?

Sliding Factor calculator uses Sliding factor = Coefficient of friction between two surfaces*Total vertical force/Horizontal forces to calculate the Sliding factor, Sliding Factor is the factor of safety against sliding is defined as the resisting forces (friction + passive) divided by the driving lateral force, and the minimum value should be 1.50. Where seismic loads are included, the minimum safety factor should be 1.10. Sliding factor is denoted by S.F symbol.

How to calculate Sliding Factor using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Sliding Factor, enter Coefficient of friction between two surfaces (μ), Total vertical force v) & Horizontal forces (ΣH) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Sliding Factor calculation can be explained with given input values -> 1.4 = 0.7*1400000/700000.

### FAQ

What is Sliding Factor?
Sliding Factor is the factor of safety against sliding is defined as the resisting forces (friction + passive) divided by the driving lateral force, and the minimum value should be 1.50. Where seismic loads are included, the minimum safety factor should be 1.10 and is represented as S.F = μ*Σv/ΣH or Sliding factor = Coefficient of friction between two surfaces*Total vertical force/Horizontal forces. Coefficient of friction between two surfaces generally varies from 0.65 to 0.75 range greater than-0.65 range less than-0.75, Total vertical force forces that act in the vertical plane, which is perpendicular to the ground & horizontal forces applied in a direction parallel to the horizon.
How to calculate Sliding Factor?
Sliding Factor is the factor of safety against sliding is defined as the resisting forces (friction + passive) divided by the driving lateral force, and the minimum value should be 1.50. Where seismic loads are included, the minimum safety factor should be 1.10 is calculated using Sliding factor = Coefficient of friction between two surfaces*Total vertical force/Horizontal forces. To calculate Sliding Factor, you need Coefficient of friction between two surfaces (μ), Total vertical force v) & Horizontal forces (ΣH). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Coefficient of friction between two surfaces, Total vertical force & Horizontal forces and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
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