Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

Several earthquakes in the 1990’s revealed the problem of significant subsidence of river dikes induced by subsoil liquefaction. Although soil improvement is the most reliable solution to avoid the onset of liquefaction, the substantial length of liquefaction-prone dikes together with the economical reasons does not allow this solution. It is aimed, therefore, to mitigate the subsidence to a certain extent so that a fatal flooding is avoided. The present study examines the possibility of installing sheet pile walls at toes of river dikes. Shaking table tests were conducted for this purpose and the effects of sheet pile walls were studied. Moreover, a combination of walls and drains for quick dissipation of excess pore water pressure was investigated.

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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Model Tests on Mitigation of Liquefaction-Induced Subsidence of Dike by Using Embedded Sheet-Pile Walls

San Diego, California

Several earthquakes in the 1990’s revealed the problem of significant subsidence of river dikes induced by subsoil liquefaction. Although soil improvement is the most reliable solution to avoid the onset of liquefaction, the substantial length of liquefaction-prone dikes together with the economical reasons does not allow this solution. It is aimed, therefore, to mitigate the subsidence to a certain extent so that a fatal flooding is avoided. The present study examines the possibility of installing sheet pile walls at toes of river dikes. Shaking table tests were conducted for this purpose and the effects of sheet pile walls were studied. Moreover, a combination of walls and drains for quick dissipation of excess pore water pressure was investigated.