Ocean Engineering

A Numerical Study of Liquefaction Induced Deformation on Caisson-Type Quay Wall Using a Partially Coupled Solution

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A. Arablouei

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA 23529aarab003@odu.edu

A. Ghalandarzadeh

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 11365–4563, Tehran, I.R. of Iran

A. R. Mostafagharabaghi, K. Abedi

Department of Civil Engineering, Sahand University of Technology (SUT), 51335–1996, Tabriz, I.R. of Iran

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 133(2), 021101 (Nov 16, 2010) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4001954 History: Received October 14, 2008; Revised November 28, 2009; Published November 16, 2010; Online November 16, 2010

A partially coupled effective stress analysis is assessed in predicting the seismic performance of a caisson-type quay wall. Using a nonlinear finite difference program, a numerical study of shaking table tests, carried out at Tokyo University, is performed. In this paper, the formulation of an employed computational code is described, and the results of numerical simulation are compared with the measured records. The results demonstrate that the trend and magnitude of vertical and horizontal displacements of quay wall appear to be predicted reasonably well. The overall tendency is to overpredict the horizontal movement, but the vertical movement is underpredicted.

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Measured and predicted excess pore water pressure at different locations

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Figure 4

Measured and predicted earth pressures behind the wall

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Figure 5

Measured and predicted displacements of the wall

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Deformed mesh and horizontal displacement contour of models after numerical simulation and experimental tests

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Figure 7

Relation between predicted acceleration and pore water pressure

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Figure 8

Relation between predicted acceleration and pore water pressure (with more details)

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Figure 9

A3 acceleration in model TYPE7

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Figure 1

Cross section of quay-wall model (2)

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Figure 2

Measured and predicted acceleration at different locations



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