Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

The displacements of retaining walls developed during earthquakes have been recognized for many years. Mathematical models have been developed to simulate the behavior of retaining walls during earthquakes. The determination of the soil parameters needed for solution of the displacements has neither been adequately described nor used in a realistic analysis. In this paper theories describing spring and damping constants of rigid retaining walls, for both the base-soil and the back-fill, arc discussed along with the recommended solutions.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Stiffness and Damping Parameters for Dynamic Analysis of Retaining Walls

St. Louis, Missouri

The displacements of retaining walls developed during earthquakes have been recognized for many years. Mathematical models have been developed to simulate the behavior of retaining walls during earthquakes. The determination of the soil parameters needed for solution of the displacements has neither been adequately described nor used in a realistic analysis. In this paper theories describing spring and damping constants of rigid retaining walls, for both the base-soil and the back-fill, arc discussed along with the recommended solutions.