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Unformatted text preview: using Richards and Elms formulation. If the top width of the wall is given as 3 meters, what should be the width at the base of the wall to fulfill the minimum weight requirement? Assume unit weight of concrete as 24 kN/m 3 d) Estimate the displacement of this gravity wall by using Richards and Elms method. Corrected Richard and Elms (1979) formula: Assignment 8 : Seismic Assessment of Retaining Structures 4 m 2 m 4 m 2 m Sand γ wet =18 kN/m 3 φ′ =30 Sand γ sat =19 kN/m 3 φ′ =32 20 kN/m CE 728 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara,Turkey Assoc. Prof. Dr. K. Önder Çetin ) tan )(tan 1 ( ) tan ) sin( ) ( (cos 2 θ φ β δ--+-+ = b v ae b w k P W Assignment 8 : Seismic Assessment of Retaining Structures...
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- Fall '06
- Civil Engineering, Earthquake engineering, Geotechnical Earthquake engineering, Dr. K. Önder, Civil Engineering Assoc, Earthquake Engineering Middle