Experimental Validation of a Mathematical Model for Seabed Liquefaction Under Waves

B. Mutlu Sumer, Özgür Kirca, Jørgen Fredsøe

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This paper summarizes the results of an experimental study directed towards the validation of a mathematical model for the buildup of pore water pressure and resulting liquefaction of marine soils under progressive waves. Experiments were conducted under controlled conditions with silt (d(50) = 0.070 mm) in a wave flume with a soil pit. Waves with wave heights in the range of 7.7-18 cm, 55-cm water depth and 1.6-s wave period enabled us to study both the liquefaction and no-liquefaction regime pore water pressure buildup. The experimental data were used to validate the model. A numerical example is also included in the paper to demonstrate the implementation of the model for real-life scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)133-141
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Engineering
  • Pore pressure
  • Water-waves
  • Soil
  • Approximation
  • Sediment


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