An Analytical Model for Determining the Natural Frequency of Retaining Structures Including the Earth Pressures

  • Lyazid GuechiEmail author
  • Smain Belkacemi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The importance of the retaining structures is crucial in geotechnical engineering and the accurate determination of earth pressures and natural frequency is important in order to study the dynamic behavior of these structures. The analytical formulae which do not consider the earth pressures behind the retaining structure are usually used. An analytical model for determining the natural frequency of retaining structures including the earth pressures by failure wedges was proposed in the present analysis. The model considers the effect of Coulomb and Mononobe Okabe earth pressures. The current model was validated using several analytical models reported in the literature of the earlier researchers.


Earth pressures Natural frequency Retaining structures Analytic model Failure wedge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Nationale PolytechniqueEl-HarracheAlgeria

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