Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

An effective stress based, finite element procedure of modeling earthquake soil and soil-structure interaction problems is described. Elasto-plastic constitutive models are used to describe the stress-strain behavior of soils. A fully-coupled finite element formulation is employed, which allows the pore pressure build-up and dissipation to be modelled simultaneously. Undrained behavior is modelled as a special case of this general formulation. In a previous study, the procedure was used to perform a “before the event” prediction of the liquefaction behavior of a 10-meter thick saturated sand deposit subjected to an earthquake loading. In the present paper, the predictions are compared with experimental centrifuge data. In a second study, an earthquake soil-structure interaction problem modelled in a centrifuge was analyzed and the results compared. The results of this study are also summarized in this paper.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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St. Louis, Missouri

An effective stress based, finite element procedure of modeling earthquake soil and soil-structure interaction problems is described. Elasto-plastic constitutive models are used to describe the stress-strain behavior of soils. A fully-coupled finite element formulation is employed, which allows the pore pressure build-up and dissipation to be modelled simultaneously. Undrained behavior is modelled as a special case of this general formulation. In a previous study, the procedure was used to perform a “before the event” prediction of the liquefaction behavior of a 10-meter thick saturated sand deposit subjected to an earthquake loading. In the present paper, the predictions are compared with experimental centrifuge data. In a second study, an earthquake soil-structure interaction problem modelled in a centrifuge was analyzed and the results compared. The results of this study are also summarized in this paper.