Effect of Pre-deformation by Cyclic Loadings on Seepage Flow-Induced Failure of Volcanic Embankments

  • Shima Kawamura
  • Hieu Minh Dao
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The purposes of this study are to investigate piping mechanisms of volcanic coarse grained soils and to clarify seepage performance of embankments constructed by volcanic coarse grained soils. A series of the 1 g model tests was performed on model embankments constructed by a typical volcanic soil in Hokkaido Japan. In the model tests, the effect of pre-deformation (shear strain) generated by cyclic loadings on seepage flow-induced failure was investigated in detail. Finally, stability evaluation of volcanic embankments was discussed based on the results of a series of seepage flow tests.



The authors wish to express their sincere gratitude to Messrs. S. Horiike and S. Tanno (Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan) who conducted a major part of experiments. This study was undertaken with the financial supports of KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Science Research (C) No. 15K06205), Japan Society for the Promotion Science.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringMuroran Institute of TechnologyMuroranJapan

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