Seismic Stability Enhancement of Rigid Nonyielding Structures

Hemanta Hazarika, Seishi Okuzono, Yuji Matsuo

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Abstract

A series of shaking table tests was performed on a small-scale retaining wall that is rigid and nonyielding. Earth pressures during the vibration were measured for two cases of the backfill conditions: one with sandy backfill and the other with a compressible cushion inserted between the wall and the backfill. At various levels of the dynamic excitation, the seismic earth pressure against the wall was examined in each case. Pressure reduction capability of the cushion material was examined further by changing thickness of the cushion that can bring stability to the wall against any impending seismic pressure at high excitation level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1244-1249
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Thirteenth (2003) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: May 25 2002May 30 2003

Other

OtherProceedings of the Thirteenth (2003) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period5/25/025/30/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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