E3S Web Conf.
Volume 92, 20197th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Glasgow 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Integrated Laboratory/Site Investigations, Geophysical Methods and Field Monitoring|
|Published online||25 June 2019|
Effects of compaction on soil undrained shear strength deteriorating during undrained cyclic loading and controlling seismic stability of embankment
Integrated Geotechnology Institute Ltd, Engineering and Numerical Analysis Department, Tokyo, Japan
2 Tokyo University of Science, Civil Engineering Department, Chiba, Japan
3 Shimane University, Department of Environmental Systems, Shimane, Japan
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effects of compaction on the undrained shear strength of saturated earth-fill dam materials are presented. Poorly and well compacted saturated soils may exhibit undrained shear strengths, respectively, significantly lower and higher than corresponding drained shear strength and this trend is amplified as the undrained strength deteriorates by preceding undrained cyclic loading. These features are implemented in a new simplified seismic analysis to evaluate residual deformation of earth-fill dams. The analysis consists of: 1) a modified Newmark sliding block analysis; and 2) a pseudo-static non-linear FEM analysis, both formulated in a unified framework based on the cumulative damage concept, total stress earthquake response analysis and a direct total stress modelling of undrained monotonic and cyclic stress-strain behaviours obtained by triaxial tests. The analysis simulates very well the collapse of an earth-fill dam by the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake, Japan, and indicates a substantially higher seismic stability under the same conditions of the newly restored dam completed in 2017. Paramount effects of soil compaction on the seismic stability of earth-filled dam are demonstrated.
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