Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

An effective numerical method for the dynamic analysis of soil pressures on retaining walls has been proposed. In this approach, the retaining wall is considered as a vertical flexible beam and the soil is assumed to be a linear-elastic material with hysteretic damping. The analysis procedure of proposed method, compared with some alternative numerical methods, (such as finite element method), will greatly reduce the computational effort. The properties and the significance of some model parameters, such as hysteretic materials damping and stiffness ratio of flexible beam and soil, are also investigated. As a special case when the retaining wall is considered as a rigid structure, the exact solution of the soil pressure on the walls can be obtained.

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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Dynamic Response of Soil Pressure on Retaining Wall

St. Louis, Missouri

An effective numerical method for the dynamic analysis of soil pressures on retaining walls has been proposed. In this approach, the retaining wall is considered as a vertical flexible beam and the soil is assumed to be a linear-elastic material with hysteretic damping. The analysis procedure of proposed method, compared with some alternative numerical methods, (such as finite element method), will greatly reduce the computational effort. The properties and the significance of some model parameters, such as hysteretic materials damping and stiffness ratio of flexible beam and soil, are also investigated. As a special case when the retaining wall is considered as a rigid structure, the exact solution of the soil pressure on the walls can be obtained.