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Effect of Rigid Facing on The Seismic Design of Reinforced Earth Wall

Sabhahit, N and Rao, Asha Udaya and Madhav , Madhira R (2004) Effect of Rigid Facing on The Seismic Design of Reinforced Earth Wall. In: ICGGE-2004 , 2004.

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Abstract

An analytical model is proposed to study the effect of rigid facing on the seismic design of a reinforced earth retaining wall. Two-part wedge failure mechanism is assumed and the most critical slip surface is obtained by using Genetic Algorithm search procedure. The expression for force transferred to the rigid facing is derived using limit equilibrium approach. Pseudo-static approach is used to consider the effect of seismic loading on the design. Limited results are presented to highlight the effect of length of reinforcement on the force transferred to the wall. The effect of inclination of the interface boundary force on the force transferred to the wall is also presented. All the variables involved in the design are expressed in the non-dimensional form.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 06:03
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 09:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1249

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