Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

In this paper, liquefaction analysis (LIQCA2D, LIQCA3D) of a petroleum tank-ground-foundation system is conducted using a dynamic finite element-finite difference method. The nonlinearity of the ground is simulated with a kinematic hardening elastoplastic model, which has been verified by a series of hollow cylindrical torsional shear tests and been proved that it can well predict the behaviors of soils such as the liquefaction strength curve, the stress-strain relation as well as the effective stress paths during cyclic loading. In the numerical analyses, an FEM-DEM analytical method is adopted to the soil-water coupled analysis. The petroleum tank is built on a reclaimed ground and is near to seashore. In order to enhance the seismic strength of the tank-soil system, a ring-shaped steel pile wall is designed for the tank. At first, two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) finite element analyses are conducted for the tank without the remediation method to identify the difference between 2-D and 3-D analyses. Then, a 3-D dynamic analysis is conducted for the tank in two different cases, that is, with and without the remediation. The mu-nose of the research is to evaluate numerically the effectiveness of the remediation method when a tank is built on a potentially liquefied ground.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Liquefaction Analysis of a Petroleum Tank-Ground-Pile Ring System in Reclaimed Ground Near Seashore

San Diego, California

In this paper, liquefaction analysis (LIQCA2D, LIQCA3D) of a petroleum tank-ground-foundation system is conducted using a dynamic finite element-finite difference method. The nonlinearity of the ground is simulated with a kinematic hardening elastoplastic model, which has been verified by a series of hollow cylindrical torsional shear tests and been proved that it can well predict the behaviors of soils such as the liquefaction strength curve, the stress-strain relation as well as the effective stress paths during cyclic loading. In the numerical analyses, an FEM-DEM analytical method is adopted to the soil-water coupled analysis. The petroleum tank is built on a reclaimed ground and is near to seashore. In order to enhance the seismic strength of the tank-soil system, a ring-shaped steel pile wall is designed for the tank. At first, two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) finite element analyses are conducted for the tank without the remediation method to identify the difference between 2-D and 3-D analyses. Then, a 3-D dynamic analysis is conducted for the tank in two different cases, that is, with and without the remediation. The mu-nose of the research is to evaluate numerically the effectiveness of the remediation method when a tank is built on a potentially liquefied ground.