Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

The influence of spatial variability of soil properties on the results of numerical simulations of dynamically induced pore water pressure is addressed. Random media of NSPT values are generated based on in situ test results. The soil geomechanical properties are evaluated at each location, function of the NSPT values, and finite element simulations of the behavior of a horizontally layered soil subjected to seismic loading are performed. The influence of : (1) assumed distribution of the underlying random variable, (2) scale of fluctuation, and (3) finite element mesh size are discussed in terms of predicted liquefaction index and excess pore pressure build-up.

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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Numerical Simulations of Soil Liquefaction using Stochastic Input Parameters

St. Louis, Missouri

The influence of spatial variability of soil properties on the results of numerical simulations of dynamically induced pore water pressure is addressed. Random media of NSPT values are generated based on in situ test results. The soil geomechanical properties are evaluated at each location, function of the NSPT values, and finite element simulations of the behavior of a horizontally layered soil subjected to seismic loading are performed. The influence of : (1) assumed distribution of the underlying random variable, (2) scale of fluctuation, and (3) finite element mesh size are discussed in terms of predicted liquefaction index and excess pore pressure build-up.