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Re: Retaining Wall Seismic Loads

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Along the lines of what others have stated here is my experience:

Soils Engineer will give:

1. A restrained and un-restrained retaining wall active pressures
2. A surcharge for seismic loads (either uniform or inverted triangle, or trapezoidal)
3. The un-restrained wall EFP's would be used with the seismic surcharge even if the wall is restrained
4. ASBP and safety factors are adjusted for the short term loads.

Also, this is not required for walls less than 12 feet tall per DSA.


On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Salvador Dorado <sdorado(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Chuck Utzman,
       Could you email me the PDF paper directly to
SDORADO(--nospam--at)TBENGINEERINGINC.COM I would like to read it.

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