Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

In order to investigate characteristics of the passive earth pressure during earthquakes against the front face of the part of sheet pile walls driven into the ground, dynamic earth pressure tests were performed by using a large scale oscillating soil bin. A movable wall from which inertial effects were eliminated was used in this study. The wall was moved toward sand filled in the bin during oscillation. The angle Φm deduced by inserting the observed peak wall load and wall friction angle at the maximum inertia force into the logarithmic spiral method was coincided with that of the static condition. The change in the wall friction angle induced by oscillation should not be neglected in an estimation of passive earth pressure during earthquake.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Passive Earth Pressure During Earthquakes

St. Louis, Missouri

In order to investigate characteristics of the passive earth pressure during earthquakes against the front face of the part of sheet pile walls driven into the ground, dynamic earth pressure tests were performed by using a large scale oscillating soil bin. A movable wall from which inertial effects were eliminated was used in this study. The wall was moved toward sand filled in the bin during oscillation. The angle Φm deduced by inserting the observed peak wall load and wall friction angle at the maximum inertia force into the logarithmic spiral method was coincided with that of the static condition. The change in the wall friction angle induced by oscillation should not be neglected in an estimation of passive earth pressure during earthquake.