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Seismic Modeling Of Embankments On Saturated Soil Deposits

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES960061

Volume

23

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

932 kb

Author(s)

S.P.G. Madabhushi, L.M.N. Peiris & A.N. Schofield

Abstract

Following an earthquake it is important that the transport networks are operable for the use of relief convoys. Following the Northridge earthquake several of the key road networks in the Los Angeles area have become unusable. Kobe earthquake presented a similar problem to the transport networks. Embankments constitute a key element in highways and other transport networks. It is therefore important to ensure the safety of embankments subjected to seismic loading. This paper presents the results of the centrifuge tests carried out as a preliminary investigation into the behaviour of granular embankments founded on loose saturated sand subjected to earthquake loading. It was observed that the embankment settled by considerable amounts during the earthquakes. The post test investigatio

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