Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

This paper presents the mathematical formulation of the nonlinear multiphase dynamic model meant for porous media, obtained by applying the finite transformation assumption. This assumption is appropriate when large motions take place either during mass wasting processes, such as large slumps and earthflows, or during earthquake events when site liquefaction occurs and results for instance in large irrecoverable settlements or lateral spreads. The weak formulation and numerical implementation of the dynamic model uses the mesh-free h-p clouds method, which is based on the more general Partition of Unity Method. The mesh-free numerical methods seem indeed to be more appropriate for large transformation problems, where geometry may change in an important manner during simulation, as usual mesh constraints no longer exist. The numerical simulations of observed liquefaction-induced lateral spreads, performed with the proposed model are not presented 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

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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This paper presents the mathematical formulation of the nonlinear multiphase dynamic model meant for porous media, obtained by applying the finite transformation assumption. This assumption is appropriate when large motions take place either during mass wasting processes, such as large slumps and earthflows, or during earthquake events when site liquefaction occurs and results for instance in large irrecoverable settlements or lateral spreads. The weak formulation and numerical implementation of the dynamic model uses the mesh-free h-p clouds method, which is based on the more general Partition of Unity Method. The mesh-free numerical methods seem indeed to be more appropriate for large transformation problems, where geometry may change in an important manner during simulation, as usual mesh constraints no longer exist. The numerical simulations of observed liquefaction-induced lateral spreads, performed with the proposed model are not presented in this paper.