Soil liquefaction describes a loss of strength of saturated sand upon sudden or cyclic loading. A slight disturbance of such a soil’s fabric might lead to severe damage, e.g. the collapse of sea dikes. Accurate modeling of the state transition between saturated soil and a liquefied soil-water mixture, as well as post-liquefaction phenomena, is crucial for the prediction of such damage. However, developing an appropriate numerical model remains a challenging problem, especially when the simulation involves dynamic large deformation processes. In order to make a first step towards an accurate simulation of soil liquefaction, a two-phase formulation of the finite element method (FEM) in conjunction with the elastoplastic UBC3D-PLM model is investigated. The performance of this approach is analyzed based on a shaking table benchmark.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||1st International Conference on the Material Point Method: Modelling Large Deformation and Soil–Water–Structure Interaction - Deltares, Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 10 Jan 2017 → 13 Jan 2017
Conference number: 1
- elastoplastic model
- cycic loading.