Porous media deformation due to fluid flow and seismic liquefaction, a numerical and experimental study Conference Paper uri icon


  • Abstract We present here the deformation of porous media during the liquefaction of soils at different degrees of saturations submitted to Earthquakes. Soil liquefaction is a significant natural hazard associated with earthquakes. Some of its devastating effects include tilting and sinking of buildings and bridges, and destruction of pipelines. Conventional geotechnical engineering assumes liquefaction occurs via elevated pore pressure. This assumption guides construction for seismically hazardous locations, yet evidence …

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  • January 1, 2017