Report No. : GEO Report No. 45

Report Title : Gravity Retaining Walls Subject to Seismic Loading (1995), 63 p.

Author : Y.S. Au-Yeung & K.K.S. Ho


This report reviews the common methods of designing gravity retaining walls under earthquake excitation. In addition to assessing the dynamic earth and water pressures that may be exerted on the retaining wall, the calculation of displacement and rotation of the wall is also considered. The recommended procedure for undertaking a seismic analysis of a retaining wall is given, and a new method of assessing wall rotation has been formulated.

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