Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

Various methods are available to estimate seismic earth pressures on soil retaining structures which cane be grouped to experimental, analytical and numerical methods. 1G model shaking table studies or high-g level centrifuge model shaking studies give some insight on the variation of seismic earth pressures along height of the retaining structure. In the simple analytical methods, M-O method based pseudo-static analysis is extensively used to evaluate seismic earth pressure variation and its probable resultant location. Pseudodynamic analysis method based analyses are also developed and are in progress for the same. Besides, these experimental and analytical methods, FEM or FDM based numerical simulations of the retaining structures provide much information on the seismic lateral earth pressure variation. In this paper, the methods available and the procedures to be followed to determine the lateral seismic earth pressures and their recent developments are summarized. Numerical simulations of seismic behavior of cantilever retaining walls was performed using FLAC and the results obtained regarding seismic earth pressures are discussed.

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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Seismic Lateral Earth Pressures on Retaining Structures

San Diego, California

Various methods are available to estimate seismic earth pressures on soil retaining structures which cane be grouped to experimental, analytical and numerical methods. 1G model shaking table studies or high-g level centrifuge model shaking studies give some insight on the variation of seismic earth pressures along height of the retaining structure. In the simple analytical methods, M-O method based pseudo-static analysis is extensively used to evaluate seismic earth pressure variation and its probable resultant location. Pseudodynamic analysis method based analyses are also developed and are in progress for the same. Besides, these experimental and analytical methods, FEM or FDM based numerical simulations of the retaining structures provide much information on the seismic lateral earth pressure variation. In this paper, the methods available and the procedures to be followed to determine the lateral seismic earth pressures and their recent developments are summarized. Numerical simulations of seismic behavior of cantilever retaining walls was performed using FLAC and the results obtained regarding seismic earth pressures are discussed.