Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

The great number of significant variables which effect the seismic behavior of retaining structures make this both a fascinating subject and a difficult one. The ten papers in this session cover both elastic and plastic aspects of analysis and design for a wide variety of wall types. To help put them in perspective, a new, fundamental seismic free-field solution will be reviewed briefly. This will serve as a benchmark from which the effects of changing the lateral boundary condition by introducing various types of walls can then be evaluated.

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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General Report Session 4: Dynamic Earth Pressures and Seismic Design of Earth Retaining Structures

St. Louis, Missouri

The great number of significant variables which effect the seismic behavior of retaining structures make this both a fascinating subject and a difficult one. The ten papers in this session cover both elastic and plastic aspects of analysis and design for a wide variety of wall types. To help put them in perspective, a new, fundamental seismic free-field solution will be reviewed briefly. This will serve as a benchmark from which the effects of changing the lateral boundary condition by introducing various types of walls can then be evaluated.