Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

A numerical study is conducted to examine the dependency of the mode of movement of retaining wall on the dynamic earth pressure by using double shear band formulations. The active state has been defined to be at that stage when the backfill forms either a clear failure wedge or a banded zone. The results of the analyses have been compared with the experimental observations as well as with the classical theories. Failure pattern of the backfill is seen to be governed by the wall movement modes. In addition, the domain of the failure zone is found to increase with the increase of the acceleration level.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Wall Movement Modes Dependent Dynamic Active Earth Pressure Analyses Using Cracked Element

St. Louis, Missouri

A numerical study is conducted to examine the dependency of the mode of movement of retaining wall on the dynamic earth pressure by using double shear band formulations. The active state has been defined to be at that stage when the backfill forms either a clear failure wedge or a banded zone. The results of the analyses have been compared with the experimental observations as well as with the classical theories. Failure pattern of the backfill is seen to be governed by the wall movement modes. In addition, the domain of the failure zone is found to increase with the increase of the acceleration level.