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Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 729–745 | Cite as

An investigation of the influence of near-fault ground motion parameters on the pile’s response in liquefiable soil

  • Shuqing Hui
  • Liang Tang
  • Xiaoyu Zhang
  • Youqing Wang
  • Xianzhang Ling
  • Bowen Xu
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Abstract

The performance of a soil-pile system can be significantly influenced by ground motion parameters. However, few research efforts have been performed to provide a complete description of the influence of key ground motion parameters on the pile’s behavior in liquefiable soil. In this study, a three-dimensional finite element (FE) model, incorporating a multisurface plasticity solid-fluid fully coupled formulation soil constitutive model, is developed and calibrated based on centrifuge test data. Seventy-two near-fault non-pulse-like (NF-NP) and seventy-two near-fault pulse-like (NF-P) ground motion records are studied with the calibrated FE model to distinguish the effects of several common ground motion parameters soon afterwards. Base on the parametric study results, a simple index, RPGV/PGA (i.e., the ratio of peak ground velocity (PGV) to peak ground acceleration (PGA)), shows its capability on characterizing the pile behavior under both NF-NP and NF-P ground motions. Furthermore, two equations are developed to characterize the relationships between the RPGV/PGA as well as the maximum pile’s moments and displacements. In general, this study can be helpful to gain new insights on the influence of typical index parameters for near-field ground motions on the response of the pile foundation in liquefiable soil.

Keywords

seismic response predictive equations near-fault ground motion pile foundation liquefaction 

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Acknowledgement

This research work was funded by the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFE0205100), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51578195), the Technology Research and Development Plan Program of China Railway Corporation (Grant No. J2016Z025), and the Open Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. Z016007).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuqing Hui
    • 1
  • Liang Tang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaoyu Zhang
    • 1
  • Youqing Wang
    • 1
  • Xianzhang Ling
    • 1
  • Bowen Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina

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