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RE: Seismic loads on retaining walls

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The best work on this is contained in the 2000 NEHRP Commentary Section
7.5.1.  It contains information on yielding and non-yielding walls.  This
section was written by Maury Power and Chet Soydemir.  The NEHRP Commentary
is on line at:

Harold O. Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Will H [SMTP:haynewp(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Friday, October 18, 2002 6:08 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	Seismic loads on retaining walls
> I have a restrained (at top and base) retaining wall about 14' high. I 
> noticed that Retain Pro uses the Monokobe-Okabe equations for cantilever 
> walls but this is not an option for restrained walls. Does anyone know why
> this would not be applicable to restrained walls? The two foundations
> books 
> I have seen don't even have a reference for seismic loads on retaining 
> walls. I also need to calculate the top restraint reaction required. Any 
> information?
> thanks, Will

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