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Inclined Perimeter Drains Performance as Liquefaction Countermeasure Techniques below Existing Buildings

Garcláa-Torres, S and Madabhushi, GSP (2020) Inclined Perimeter Drains Performance as Liquefaction Countermeasure Techniques below Existing Buildings. Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 14. ISSN 1793-4311

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Abstract

Reducing the risk of structural damage due to earthquake-induced liquefaction in new and existing buildings is a challenging problem in geotechnical engineering. Drainage countermeasure techniques against liquefaction have been studied over the last decades with an emphasis on the use of vertical drains. This technique aims to allow a rapid dissipation of excess pore pressures generated in the soil during the earthquake thereby limiting the peak excess pore pressures and consequently improve the structural response. Rapid drainage in the post-earthquake period in the presence of these drains helps quick recovery of the soil strength. Recent studies propose different variations in the vertical drains arrangement to improve the excess pore pressure redistribution in the soil around structures. However, conventional arrangements for existing buildings do not achieve an adequate proximity from the drains to the soil below the foundation. To address this, the performance of inclined and vertical perimeter drain arrangements are studied in this paper. Dynamic centrifuge tests were carried out for the different arrangements in order to evaluate the excess pore pressure generation due to ground shaking and the following dissipation together with the foundation settlement and dynamic response.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2020 00:14
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 05:32
DOI: 10.1142/S1793431120500153