Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The sliding-block model is often used for the prediction of permanent co-seismic displacements of slopes and earth structures. This model assumes motion in an inclined plane but does not consider the decrease in inclination of the sliding soil mass as a result of its downward motion, which is the usual state in the field. The paper studies the above effect and proposes an empirical equation correcting the predictions of the sliding-block model. The investigation is performed using the recently-developed multi-block model.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Effect of Geometry Changes on Sliding-Block Predictions

San Diego, California

The sliding-block model is often used for the prediction of permanent co-seismic displacements of slopes and earth structures. This model assumes motion in an inclined plane but does not consider the decrease in inclination of the sliding soil mass as a result of its downward motion, which is the usual state in the field. The paper studies the above effect and proposes an empirical equation correcting the predictions of the sliding-block model. The investigation is performed using the recently-developed multi-block model.