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Consolidation and dynamics of 3D unsaturated porous seabed under rigid caisson breakwater loaded by hydrostatic pressure and wave

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Ye, JH and Jeng, DS and Chan, AHC, Consolidation and dynamics of 3D unsaturated porous seabed under rigid caisson breakwater loaded by hydrostatic pressure and wave, Science China. Technological Sciences, 55, (8) pp. 2362-2376. ISSN 1674-7321 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

DOI: doi:10.1007/s11431-012-4888-4

Abstract

In this study, based on the dynamic Biotís theory "u-p" approximation, a 3D finite element method (FEM) numerical soil model is developed, in which the Generalized Newmark-method is adopted to determine the time integration. The developed 3D FEM soil model is a part of the coupled model PORO-WSSI 3D for 3D wave-seabed-marine structures interaction problem, and is validated by the analytical solution proposed by Wang (2000) for a laterally infinite seabed loaded by a uniform force. By adopting the developed 3D soil model, the consolidation of seabed under a caisson breakwater and hydrostatic pressure is investigated. The numerical results show that the caisson breakwater built on seabed has very significant effect on the stresses/displacements fields in the seabed foundation after the transient deformation and primary consolidation are completed. The parametric study indicates that the Youngís modulus E of seabed is the most important parameter to affect the settlement of breakwater, and the displacement fields in seabed foundation. Taking the consolidation status as the initial condition, the interaction between ocean wave, caisson breakwater and seabed foundation is briefly investigated. The 3D ocean wave is determined by solving the Navier-Stokes equations with finite volume method (FVM). The numerical results indicate that there is intensive interaction between ocean wave, caisson breakwater and seabed foundation; and the breakwater indeed can effectively block the wave energy propagating to the coastline.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:consolidation, wave-seabed-breakwater interaction, unsaturated seabed, breakwater, Biotís theory, Navier-Stokes equation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil Engineering
Research Field:Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Design
Objective Field:Civil Construction Design
Author:Chan, AHC (Professor Andrew Chan)
ID Code:109971
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Office of the School of Engineering
Deposited On:2016-07-09
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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