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Examination of the behavior of gravity quay wall against liquefaction under the effect of wall width and soil improvement.

Firoozi AA, Taha MR, Mir Moammad Hosseini SM, Firoozi AA - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Bottom Line: In this study, effects of enhancing the wall width and the soil improvement on the behavior of gravity quay walls are examined in order to obtain the optimum improved region.Also, the behavior of liquefiable soil is simulated by the use of "Finn" constitutive model in the analysis models.The "Finn" constitutive model is especially created to determine liquefaction phenomena and excess pore pressure generation.

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Affiliation: Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Universiti Kebangsan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
Deformation of quay walls is one of the main sources of damage to port facility while liquefaction of backfill and base soil of the wall are the main reasons for failures of quay walls. During earthquakes, the most susceptible materials for liquefaction in seashore regions are loose saturated sand. In this study, effects of enhancing the wall width and the soil improvement on the behavior of gravity quay walls are examined in order to obtain the optimum improved region. The FLAC 2D software was used for analyzing and modeling progressed models of soil and loading under difference conditions. Also, the behavior of liquefiable soil is simulated by the use of "Finn" constitutive model in the analysis models. The "Finn" constitutive model is especially created to determine liquefaction phenomena and excess pore pressure generation.

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Horizontal and vertical displacements of the quay wall in different soil improvement areas in front of the wall.
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fig12: Horizontal and vertical displacements of the quay wall in different soil improvement areas in front of the wall.

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Examination of the behavior of gravity quay wall against liquefaction under the effect of wall width and soil improvement.

Firoozi AA, Taha MR, Mir Moammad Hosseini SM, Firoozi AA - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Horizontal and vertical displacements of the quay wall in different soil improvement areas in front of the wall.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig12: Horizontal and vertical displacements of the quay wall in different soil improvement areas in front of the wall.
Mentions: The results have been shown in Figures 10to 12.

Bottom Line: In this study, effects of enhancing the wall width and the soil improvement on the behavior of gravity quay walls are examined in order to obtain the optimum improved region.Also, the behavior of liquefiable soil is simulated by the use of "Finn" constitutive model in the analysis models.The "Finn" constitutive model is especially created to determine liquefaction phenomena and excess pore pressure generation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Universiti Kebangsan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
Deformation of quay walls is one of the main sources of damage to port facility while liquefaction of backfill and base soil of the wall are the main reasons for failures of quay walls. During earthquakes, the most susceptible materials for liquefaction in seashore regions are loose saturated sand. In this study, effects of enhancing the wall width and the soil improvement on the behavior of gravity quay walls are examined in order to obtain the optimum improved region. The FLAC 2D software was used for analyzing and modeling progressed models of soil and loading under difference conditions. Also, the behavior of liquefiable soil is simulated by the use of "Finn" constitutive model in the analysis models. The "Finn" constitutive model is especially created to determine liquefaction phenomena and excess pore pressure generation.

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Related in: MedlinePlus