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Title: Computation of the Seismic Stability of Earth Retaining Structures Final Report CRADA No. TSB-954-94

Abstract

The purpose of this CRADA project was to evaluate the seismic stability of block retaining wall systems. Retaining wall systems are used extensively in private and commercial developments. This study was designed to develop and demonstrate a computer modeling technology to be used to predict the seismic stability of any block wall system design. The nonlinear finite element computer programs developed at LLNL and employed in the Computational Earthquake Initiative were utilized in this small business CRADA to analyze the seismic stability of the block retaining walls. The unique capability of the LLNL programs to rigorously model frictional contact in a dynamic analysis problem were used in a computer simulation of the dynamic interaction the block waiVsoil systems under seismic excitation.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. StablEarth Systems, Santa Ana, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1426083
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-746788
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

McCallen, D. B., and Miller, S. Computation of the Seismic Stability of Earth Retaining Structures Final Report CRADA No. TSB-954-94. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1426083.
McCallen, D. B., & Miller, S. Computation of the Seismic Stability of Earth Retaining Structures Final Report CRADA No. TSB-954-94. United States. doi:10.2172/1426083.
McCallen, D. B., and Miller, S. Fri . "Computation of the Seismic Stability of Earth Retaining Structures Final Report CRADA No. TSB-954-94". United States. doi:10.2172/1426083. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1426083.
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abstractNote = {The purpose of this CRADA project was to evaluate the seismic stability of block retaining wall systems. Retaining wall systems are used extensively in private and commercial developments. This study was designed to develop and demonstrate a computer modeling technology to be used to predict the seismic stability of any block wall system design. The nonlinear finite element computer programs developed at LLNL and employed in the Computational Earthquake Initiative were utilized in this small business CRADA to analyze the seismic stability of the block retaining walls. The unique capability of the LLNL programs to rigorously model frictional contact in a dynamic analysis problem were used in a computer simulation of the dynamic interaction the block waiVsoil systems under seismic excitation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 23 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Fri Feb 23 00:00:00 EST 2018}
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