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Discussion: Foundation design for gravity retaining walls under earthquake

Pender, MJ and Conti, R and Caputo, G and Viggiani, G (2018) Discussion: Foundation design for gravity retaining walls under earthquake. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering, 172. pp. 202-204. ISSN 1353-2618

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The discussers read the paper by Pender (2018) with great interest. The author addresses the important issue of computing the pseudostatic critical acceleration of gravity/cantilever retaining walls, corresponding to which a plastic mechanism is activated within the soil–structure system and the wall starts to move under the applied earthquake. In fact, the critical acceleration is the key ingredient for the seismic design of these structures, controlling both the maximum internal forces and the final displacement (Conti and Caputo, 2018; Conti et al., 2013).

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 01:47
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 12:55
DOI: 10.1680/jgeen.18.00125