Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

The foundation condition of a power plant in the south of Iran adjacent to Persian Gulf shore is discussed, taking into account the earthquake loading. Because of the high importance of the structures, advanced empirical, semi-empirical, and numerical methods have been employed, in order to verify the plant seismic safety. During empirical studies, the liquefaction potential of sandy interbred has been evaluated, using the well-known method of SPT and taking into account the percentage and type of fines. In studies, the undisturbed clayey samples and reconstituted sandy samples extracted from foundation soils have been tested with stress controlled cyclic triaxial device. The studies have been complemented with the numerical analysis of the structure-foundation system using pseudo static, linear spectra, and dynamic analyses. All of the results are in good agreement and confirm the safety of the plant complex.

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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Assessment of the Foundation of a Near Shore Power Plant under Earthquake Loading

San Diego, California

The foundation condition of a power plant in the south of Iran adjacent to Persian Gulf shore is discussed, taking into account the earthquake loading. Because of the high importance of the structures, advanced empirical, semi-empirical, and numerical methods have been employed, in order to verify the plant seismic safety. During empirical studies, the liquefaction potential of sandy interbred has been evaluated, using the well-known method of SPT and taking into account the percentage and type of fines. In studies, the undisturbed clayey samples and reconstituted sandy samples extracted from foundation soils have been tested with stress controlled cyclic triaxial device. The studies have been complemented with the numerical analysis of the structure-foundation system using pseudo static, linear spectra, and dynamic analyses. All of the results are in good agreement and confirm the safety of the plant complex.