Conference Proceedings

Modeling of Seismic Actions on Earth Retaining Structures

R Tiwari, N Lam, E Lumantarna

Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering | Published : 2021

Abstract

Present work deals with numerical modeling of seismic actions on earth retaining structures. Finite element (FE) analyses have been carried out on scaled-down retaining wall models. The capability of finite element models has been evaluated for the replication of shaking table experiment results. It was observed that FE models are highly sensitive to assigned nonlinear material models, especially for hardening and softening behavior of backfill soil. A detailed and simplified FE modeling procedure is explained for the simulation of seismic actions on earth retaining structures.