An analytical approach is proposed for seismic design evaluation of earth structures like foundations and slopes. The approach is based on random vibration principles. Seismic design inputs defined in terms of response spectra curves can be directly used. For verification of the proposed approach a comparative study of the results obtained by a rigorous nonlinear analysis approach and the proposed approach is conducted. It is observed that the proposed approach will provide a safe and conservative evaluation of an earth structure design for earthquake induced ground motions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Agronomy
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Singh, M P
    • Ghafory-Ashtiany, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00336528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VPI-E-8030 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-PFR78-23095
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM