I am trying to design a retaining wall in STAAD. Is it ok to design it as a plate element? While assigning earthquake loads I considered the plate size strip and then multiplied it with the EQ coefficient. Likewise I did for all the strips and assigned the EQ load at desired distances. Is it the right way to design a retaining wall?
You can use plate elements to model retaining wall. If you are applying Earth Pressure loading for EQ on the plate strip, it should be good enough.
Thanks for your reply, sir. In the case of the concrete portion can I apply EQ loading at the CG of the entire structure?/CG of the individual strip? suggest any corrections if any.