Issues In The Performance-Based Seismic Evaluation Of Sheet Pile Quay Walls

Pachakis, Dimitris
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 10
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2011
In this paper, the authors give a brief overview of the current practice guidelines and tools for the seismic design of sheet pile quay walls, emphasizing how the design guidelines are lacking when the existing structure performance evaluation is required to meet performance-based criteria. Relying on recent experience they explain how the existing practices can be amended to focus more on performance evaluation as opposed to design. An example is given of an old sheet pile quay wall analyzed and evaluated for its performance according the recent performance criteria devised for Californian Marine Oil Terminals.
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