SEISMIC STABILITY EVALUATION OF EARTH STRUCTURES
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.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BlacksburgDepartment of Agronomy
Blacksburg, VA United States 24061
National Science Foundation1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20550
- Singh, M P
- Ghafory-Ashtiany, M
- Publication Date: 1980-11
- Pagination: 135 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Dynamic loads; Dynamics; Earthquake resistant design; Earthquake resistant structures; Earthquakes; Earthwork; Elastic waves; Foundations; Random vibration; Seismicity; Slope stability; Slopes; Soils; Stability analysis; Vibration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response; Soil dynamics
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Geotechnology; Highways; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls; I42: Soil Mechanics;
- 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