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Video Footage, Large-Scale MSE Retaining Walls Test

Earthquake Performance of Large-Scale MSE Retaining Walls

The use of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls in civil engineering construction has become an increasingly popular alternative to conventional gravity and semi-gravity retaining walls over the last several decades. The low cost and ease of construction of MSE walls, combined with their excellent performance record, are well-suited for many applications. Extensive research has been conducted to characterize the behavior of MSE walls under seismic loading; however, these tests have necessarily used reduced-scale models due to the limited weight capacity of small shaking tables and geotechnical centrifuges...

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Large-Scale MSE Retaining Walls Test Videos


The Large High-Performance Outdoor Shake Table is supported in part by the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Engineering Simulation (NEES) program of the National Science Foundation under Award Number CMMI-0927178.

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