Residual Liquefaction under Standing Waves

V.S. Ozgur Kirca, B. Mutlu Sumer, Jørgen Fredsøe

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This paper summarizes the results of an experimental study which deals with the residual liquefaction of seabed under standing waves. It is shown that the seabed liquefaction under standing waves, although qualitatively similar, exhibits features different from that caused by progressive waves. The experimental results show that the buildup of pore-water pressure and the resulting liquefaction first starts at the nodal section and spreads towards the antinodal section. The number of waves to cause liquefaction at the nodal section appears to be equal to that experienced in progressive waves for the same wave height. Recommendations are made as to how to assess liquefaction potential in standing waves. Copyright © 2012 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference 2012
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9781880653944
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 17 Jul 201221 Jul 2012


Conference22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
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  • Elastic waves
  • Sand
  • Silt
  • Waves
  • Soil liquefaction


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