Alternative Title

Experiment of Seismic Failure of a Long Embankment

Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

Seismic damage to long structures such as river dikes, fill-type dams, and road embankments has been sometimes found to take place at locally limited spot. Local failures of a long embankment during an earthquake are mainly due to heterogeneous ground condition. However there are some cases that local failures were took place even though the ground condition was homogeneous. One of the factors causing local failures under such conditions may be the three dimensional response of the embankment. In this paper, the typical failure of the Kushiro River dike is reported. This paper aims to clarify the influence of three-dimensional response to local failure in embankments. A series of shaking table tests was carried out. The results reveal that local failure can be caused by periodical three dimensional effects during shaking.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Expreriment of Seismic Failure of a Long Embankment

New York, New York

Seismic damage to long structures such as river dikes, fill-type dams, and road embankments has been sometimes found to take place at locally limited spot. Local failures of a long embankment during an earthquake are mainly due to heterogeneous ground condition. However there are some cases that local failures were took place even though the ground condition was homogeneous. One of the factors causing local failures under such conditions may be the three dimensional response of the embankment. In this paper, the typical failure of the Kushiro River dike is reported. This paper aims to clarify the influence of three-dimensional response to local failure in embankments. A series of shaking table tests was carried out. The results reveal that local failure can be caused by periodical three dimensional effects during shaking.