Seismic performance modeling of geosynthetic reinforced Slopes

W. F. Lee, Jing-Wen Chen, S. S. Lin, Y. M. Huang

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Geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) walls have become an important applications of retaining structures in earthquake Asia areas such as Taiwan and Japan. In this paper, the authors first present a numerical model that is capable of simulating dynamic response of GRS slopes. Shaking table results were studied in developing the model. An updated model, "rigid cable box" model, is then developed to simulate GRS wall. Also a selected GRS wall case, that failed during the 921-Chi-Chi earthquake, is then studied with the developed model and real earthquake records in an effort to observe seismic performance of GRS walls. Conclusions and discussion of this paper are hoped to be helpful to the seismic design of GRS walls. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoCongress 2006
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 28
EventGeoCongress 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2006 Feb 262006 Mar 1

Publication series

NameGeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age


OtherGeoCongress 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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