Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

In this study, the behavior of reclaimed soils including the effects of excess pore water pressure and the loss of strength under dynamic loads or earthquakes are investigated and simulated. The constitutive model based on the disturbed state concept (DSC) is introduced and DSC-DYN2D program is utilized in a numerical analysis. In the laboratory test, quasi-static and cyclic triaxial tests were carried out to determine parameters for the numerical analysis. Field tests were executed in Inchon International Airport with a 10 tons hydraulic hammer. In the field test, the data of dynamic loads and excess pore water pressure were measured using a 3-D geophone and a pressure transducer respectively, The data of field tests showed the accumulation of excess pore water pressure when rapid dynamic loads were applied. Especially, a back-prediction program based on DSC model is developed and verified its accuracy using various parameters from the cyclic triaxial test. As the results of numerical simulation, the predicted trends for excess pore water pressure compare well with the observed data. Based on the result of this research, it is found that the numerical analysis based on the DSC model is compatible to predict the softening behavior of saturated reclaimed soils under dynamic loads.

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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Numerical Analysis of Saturated Sand Under Dynamic Loads

San Diego, California

In this study, the behavior of reclaimed soils including the effects of excess pore water pressure and the loss of strength under dynamic loads or earthquakes are investigated and simulated. The constitutive model based on the disturbed state concept (DSC) is introduced and DSC-DYN2D program is utilized in a numerical analysis. In the laboratory test, quasi-static and cyclic triaxial tests were carried out to determine parameters for the numerical analysis. Field tests were executed in Inchon International Airport with a 10 tons hydraulic hammer. In the field test, the data of dynamic loads and excess pore water pressure were measured using a 3-D geophone and a pressure transducer respectively, The data of field tests showed the accumulation of excess pore water pressure when rapid dynamic loads were applied. Especially, a back-prediction program based on DSC model is developed and verified its accuracy using various parameters from the cyclic triaxial test. As the results of numerical simulation, the predicted trends for excess pore water pressure compare well with the observed data. Based on the result of this research, it is found that the numerical analysis based on the DSC model is compatible to predict the softening behavior of saturated reclaimed soils under dynamic loads.