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Title: Influence of slope property variabilities on seismic sliding displacement analysis
Authors: Du, Wenqi
Wang, Gang
Huang, Duruo
Keywords: Science::Geology
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Du, W., Wang, G., & Huang, D. (2018). Influence of slope property variabilities on seismic sliding displacement analysis. Engineering Geology, 242, 121-129. doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2018.06.003
Journal: Engineering Geology
Abstract: In this study we quantitatively examined how the variabilities of slope property parameters influence the seismic slope displacement predictions based on two commonly used methods, namely the Newmark's rigid-block and the fully coupled deformable methods. A suite of 20 acceleration time-series were selected as input motions, and Monte Carlo simulations were performed to account for the influence of slope parameter variabilities. The results show that, for both Newmark's and fully coupled analyses, modeling the variability of the effective friction angle ϕ' significantly increases the geometric mean and standard deviation σlnD of the resultant displacements, while modeling the variability of the other slope parameters (i.e., soil cohesion c', thickness, and water table level) results in a similar estimate of and a slight increase of σlnD. The other sources of uncertainty exist in fully coupled analysis are the characterizations of the average shear wave velocity Vs, and the nonlinear soil properties. Modeling the variability in nonlinear soil properties yields a reduced estimate, and modeling the Vs variability causes a slight reduction of . Also, incorporating the variability of slope property parameters in fully coupled analysis consistently increases σlnD, in which the variation of ϕ' plays the predominant effect. This study thoroughly quantified the influence of slope property variabilities on the computed displacements, which could help engineers in addressing the uncertainty issue in seismic slope displacement analysis.
ISSN: 0013-7952
DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2018.06.003
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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