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Re: Seismic Earth Pressures on Cantilever Retaining Walls

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I ask this question to geotechnical engineers all the
time. Their response seems: "forget about it". Any
geotechnical engineer here?

--- Nick Arenson <narenson(--nospam--at)olymandalay.com> wrote:
> What is the state of the practice regarding seismic
> pressures on cantilever
> retaining walls?  Mononobe-Okobe (1926) developed a
> method and it has been
> extended through the years.
> 
> We've all realized that peak ground accelerations
> can be significant in near
> fault areas.  The formulation of M-O sort of falls
> apart at high
> accelerations because (it appears to me at least)
> the underlying assumptions
> can not deal with high accelerations (there is
> actually a combination of
> effects such as slope of backfill, friction angle,
> etc.,  that make the
> formulation break down).
> 
> The Seed Whitman formulation (1970) seems to still
> apply (mainly because it
> is a vast simplification and the nasty formulation
> details go away).
> 
> What are people using these days?
> 
> Nick Arenson
> 
> 
> 
> 
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