One of the two major failure modes of tied-back walls is by passive failure at the toe. This paper focuses on seismic passive failure and covers the theoretical and experimental explorations involved. The study findings answer a number of questions about passive failure in earthquakes, which will help with the rational analysis and design of bulkheads, earth anchors, and other structures relying on soil resistance for stability in a dynamic event. The tests justify the judicious use of the Monobe-Okabe analysis to calculate seismic passive forces and the sliding-block procedure to calculate estimated displacements. These and other findings are discussed.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 996-011
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  • Accession Number: 00623697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM