Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

The paper presents a prediction of liquefaction induced deformation of La Palma dam due to the 1985 Chilean earthquake using a simplified pseudo-dynamic procedure. The procedure is essentially an extension of Newmark's method from a rigid-plastic single degree of freedom to a flexible multi degree of freedom system. It takes into account both the effects of the inertia forces from the earthquake and the softening of the liquefied soil. The results show that the predicted displacements are in general agreement with field observations both in terms of magnitude and pattern of deformations.

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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Predicted and Observed Liquefaction Induced Deformations of La Palma Dam

St. Louis, Missouri

The paper presents a prediction of liquefaction induced deformation of La Palma dam due to the 1985 Chilean earthquake using a simplified pseudo-dynamic procedure. The procedure is essentially an extension of Newmark's method from a rigid-plastic single degree of freedom to a flexible multi degree of freedom system. It takes into account both the effects of the inertia forces from the earthquake and the softening of the liquefied soil. The results show that the predicted displacements are in general agreement with field observations both in terms of magnitude and pattern of deformations.