Pseudostatic Limit Equilibrium Analysis

  • Ikuo Towhata
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Strong earthquake motion used to destroy many brick structures and killed many people. Figure 7.1 illustrates an example in Tokyo in which a brick tower of 12 storeys was destroyed in the middle. In those days there was no clear idea to design structures against earthquake effects. The same mechanism of collapse is still seen widely in many nonengineered structures in the world and the number of victims is substantial.


Inertia Force Excess Pore Water Pressure Active Earth Pressure Seismic Coefficient Kanto Earthquake 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Towhata
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  1. 1.University of TokyoJapan

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