Wave-Induced Pore Pressure in Relation to Sediment Erosion and Resuspension in the Modern Yellow River Delta

  • Yonggang JiaEmail author
  • Xiaolei Liu
  • Shaotong Zhang
  • Hongxian Shan
  • Jiewen Zheng
Part of the Springer Oceanography book series (SPRINGEROCEAN)


In this chapter, the wave-forced dynamic response of silty seabed in the subaqueous Yellow River Delta is thoroughly studied. Dynamic triaxial test and self-designed field wave simulator were employed to study the wave-induced pore pressure using sediment sampled from the field or directly in the field. Sediments were found to be sensitive to pore pressure build ups and could experience totally liquefaction under extreme wave conditions. Wave-induced pore pressure develop models were therefore constructed; influencing factors on the liquefaction properties were also identified. This chapter is the transitional section in this book which collected the wave-seabed interactions to sediment erosion and resuspension in the modern Yellow River Delta.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yonggang Jia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaolei Liu
    • 1
  • Shaotong Zhang
    • 2
  • Hongxian Shan
    • 1
  • Jiewen Zheng
    • 3
  1. 1.Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Environment and Geological Engineering, College of Environmental Science and EngineeringOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina
  2. 2.College of Marine GeosciencesOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina
  3. 3.Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao)QingdaoChina

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