SEISMIC: Development of Improved Procedures for Seismic Design of Earth Retaining Structures on Conventional and Pile Foundations

Existing Caltrans design procedures for retaining walls are force-based. Preliminary studies using LRFD-based design procedures suggest this approach may be overly conservative. In addition, current design method does not provide guidelines for pile-supported walls. Therefore, new analysis and design procedures are needed. These new analysis tools should ideally be displacement-based, and should be validated with existing experimental data sets and carefully planned additional dynamic and cyclic loading experiments. The new design and analysis tools should be readily applicable to Caltrans practice.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $387117.00
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Lee, Peter

    • Performing Organizations:

      Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

      Berkeley, CA  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sitar, Nicholas

    • Start Date: 20100531
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120730
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27636

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466079
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:10PM