Earthquake Loading of a Pile-Supported Wharf

Software:
FLAC 8.0
Walk-Through: 
Runs in Demo: 
No
Level: 
ADV
Consulting Service: 
Details and Description: 

A seismic hazard concern in the design of pile-supported wharves at port waterfronts is the structural stability of the wharf if earthquake induced liquefaction occurs in the soils supporting the piles. Calculations can be made with FLAC for both the deformation of the liquefiable soils and the displacements and loading of the wharf structure that are induced by the earthquake motion.

Keywords: 
  • Liquefaction
  • Seicmicity
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Fluid-flow coupling
  • Structural Elements
  • Dynamic wizard
  • Large strain
  • Automatic rezoning
  • Mohr-Coulomb model
  • Finn-Byrne model
Materials: 
  • Clay
  • Soil
  • Water
Analyses: 
  • Dynamic
  • Fluid Flow