Earth Pressure Acting on Embedded Footing During Soil Liquefaction by Large-Scaling Shaking Table Test

Publication Year:
2001
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Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/icrageesd/04icrageesd/session06/13
Author(s):
Tamura, Shuji; Miyazaki, Masanobu; Fujii, Shunji; Tsuchiya, Tomio; Tokimatsu, Kohiji
Publisher(s):
University of Missouri--Rolla
Tags:
Geotechnical Engineering
conference paper description
Shaking table tests are conducted using a large-scale laminar shear box to investigate the effects of non-liquefied crust overlying liquefied soils on an embedded footing. It is shown that (1) The total earth pressure before liquefaction is induced mainly by the inertia force of the building. The shear force at the pile heads corresponds to the difference between the total earth pressure and the inertial force; (2) The total earth pressure after liquefaction is induced mainly by the soil deformation. The shear force at the pile heads car responds to the sum of the total earth pressure and the inertial force of the building; (3) The relation between the relative displacement and the total earth pressure is linear before liquefaction. It becomes nonlinear with the development of pore water pressure and the total earth pressure decreases with cyclic loading after liquefaction; (4) The peak value of the total earth pressure for the super-structure with a low natural frequency is larger than that with a high natural frequency. This is probably because the inertial force of the super - structure with a low natural frequency may interrupt the response of the footing that tends to move with the ground.