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Seismic design of earth-retaining structures and foundations

Choudhury, Deepankar and Sitharam, TG and Rao, Subba KS (2004) Seismic design of earth-retaining structures and foundations. In: Current Science, 87 (10).


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Earthquake-resistant design of earth retaining structures like retaining walls, earth dams and foundations are very important problems to minimize the devastating effect of earthquake hazards. In this paper a comprehensive review for different methods to calculate seismic earth pressures and their point of applications is shown. Numerical example shows the merit of a displacement-based analysis over force-based analysis by considering a permissible displacement of the wall.Modification of IS code for seismic design of retaining wall is proposed. Merits and demerits of several design and analytical procedures for earthen dam and foundations under seismic conditions are provided in this paper.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: B.S Priyanka
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/2717

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