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Calculation of Natural Frequencies of Retaining Walls Using the Transfer Matrix Method

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Médium: article de revue
Langue(s): en 
Publié dans: Advances in Civil Engineering, , v. 2019
Page(s): 1-8
DOI: 10.1155/2019/2156475
Abstrait:

The dynamic response magnitudes of retaining walls under seismic loadings, such as earthquakes, are influenced by their natural frequencies. Resonances can occur when the natural frequency of a wall is close to the loading frequency, which could result in serious damage or collapse. Although field percussion tests are usually used to study the health state of retaining walls, they are complicated and time consuming. A natural frequency equation for retaining walls with tapered wall facings is established in this paper using the transfer matrix method (TMM). The proposed method is validated against the results of numerical simulations and field tests. Results show that fundamental frequencies decrease gradually with wall height; soil elastic modulus exerts a great influence on the fundamental frequency for walls with smaller facing stiffness; fundamental frequencies are smaller for a hinged toe than a fixed toe condition, and this difference is smaller in taller walls.

Copyright: © 2019 Peng Xu et al.
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  • Publié(e) le:
    18.02.2019
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    11.07.2019