Location

Chicago, Illinois

Session Start Date

4-29-2013

Session End Date

5-4-2013

Abstract

This study, tries to suggest a design method based on displacement using finite difference numerical modeling in reinforcing soil retaining wall. In this case, loading characteristics, such as magnitude, frequency, peak ground acceleration and geometrical characteristics of reinforced soil structure are considered to correct the pseudo static method and finally introduce the pseudo static coefficient as a function of seismic performance level and peak ground acceleration. In addition, the authors has tried to simply suggest the equivalent harmonic loading of selected acceleration records. Considering the loading parameters, mechanically stabilized earth wall parameters and type of the site showed that the used method in this study leads to most efficient designs in comparison with other methods which are generally suggested in cods that are usually based on limitequilibrium concept. The outputs shows the over-estimation of equilibrium design methods in comparison with proposed displacement based methods here.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Seventh Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

4-29-2013

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Determination of MSE Wall Pseudo Static Coefficient Based on Seismic Performance

Chicago, Illinois

This study, tries to suggest a design method based on displacement using finite difference numerical modeling in reinforcing soil retaining wall. In this case, loading characteristics, such as magnitude, frequency, peak ground acceleration and geometrical characteristics of reinforced soil structure are considered to correct the pseudo static method and finally introduce the pseudo static coefficient as a function of seismic performance level and peak ground acceleration. In addition, the authors has tried to simply suggest the equivalent harmonic loading of selected acceleration records. Considering the loading parameters, mechanically stabilized earth wall parameters and type of the site showed that the used method in this study leads to most efficient designs in comparison with other methods which are generally suggested in cods that are usually based on limitequilibrium concept. The outputs shows the over-estimation of equilibrium design methods in comparison with proposed displacement based methods here.