Stability Analysis Quay Wall at the Amazonehaven, Port of Rotterdam

Nadevah K.N. Mourillon, Jarit De Gijt, Klaas Jan Bakker, Henk Brassinga, Erik Broos

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Abstract

The stability of any structure is an important aspect in civil engineering. This aspect is the subject of the researched quay wall at the Amazonehaven, port of Rotterdam. The quay wall with a relieving platform structure had in various section, over the entire 900m length of the quay, large deformations at the toe of the combined wall. The purpose was to analyse and quantify the influence of the deformed combined wall on the stability of the quay wall, its service lifetime. To obtain a better insight into the concept of stability, analytical methods based on the Blum theory, beam on elastic foundation method and finite element method using Plaxis 3D were applied and compared. The finite element method, Plaxis 3D, proved to be a better method to investigate the quay wall. Plaxis 3D takes into account the 3-dimensional effects of the quay wall and considers the actual soil behaviour during calculation which is a sophisticated manner of modelling a quay wall. A calibration model (which is the actual designed quay wall) and a series of models with various penetration depth of the combined wall are modelled. Also, a safety analysis of the soil parameters were applied to the various models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum
EditorsJ.W. Park, H. Ay Lie, H. Hardjasaputra, P. Thayaalan
Number of pages10
Volume138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2017
EventThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum - Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 22 Aug 201725 Aug 2017
Conference number: 6
http://eacef2017.hanyang.ac.kr/

Publication series

NameMATEC Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
Volume138
ISSN (Electronic)2261-236X

Conference

ConferenceThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum
Abbreviated titleEACEF 2017
CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
CitySeoul
Period22/08/1725/08/17
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