Earthquake Induced Forces on Retaining Walls

R. M. Bakeer, Shobha K Bhatia

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Abstract

In this paper, the authors examine the dynamic earth pressure behind gravity retaining walls. The finite element method was used in modeling a gravity wall retaining a dry-cohesionless backfill. The recorded earth pressure behind full-scale walls during earthquakes, as well as the results of several laboratory tests conducted on small-scale wall models, were used to verify the results of the finite element analysis. The study showed that the magnitude of the earth pressure depends on the frequency and maximum peak acceleration of the earthquake. The study indicated also that the dynamic earth pressure distribution is nonlinear and depends on the mode of displacement in the wall

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalDevelopments in Geotechnical Engineering
Volume42
Issue numberC
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Retaining walls
earth pressure
retaining wall
Earthquakes
Earth (planet)
earthquake
Gravitation
gravity
Finite element method
peak acceleration
backfill
Pressure distribution
finite element method
modeling

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  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Earthquake Induced Forces on Retaining Walls. / Bakeer, R. M.; Bhatia, Shobha K.

In: Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 42, No. C, 01.01.1987, p. 87-96.

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