Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ›› 2019, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (1): 93-99.doi: 10.16183/j.cnki.jsjtu.2019.01.013

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Analysis of Wave-Induced Liquefaction of Seabed with Variation in Permeability Anisotropy

RONG Fu,LIAO Chencong,TONG Dagui,ZHOU Xianglian   

  1. Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Online:2019-01-28 Published:2019-01-28

Abstract: In order to investigate the wave-induced seabed liquefaction with variation in permeability anisotropy, a two-dimensional integrated model for wave-seabed interactions was proposed in this paper. In the model the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations and the Biot’s poro-elastic equations were taken as the governing equations for the wave model and seabed model respectively. The level set method (LSM) was used to track the free surface of water for modeling wave motion accurately. After the feasible of the present models were validated, the effects of wave parameters, soil saturation and permeability on the seabed liquefaction with variation in permeability anisotropy were further discussed. The analysis results indicated that both the wave parameters and soil saturation of seabed can significantly affect the wave-induced seabed liquefaction and the depth of maximum transient liquefaction of seabed increases with the increment of wave height, wave period and the decrement of degree of soil saturation. Maximum transient liquefaction of seabed depth is more sensitive to the variations of the permeability in vertical direction than the horizontal permeability.

Key words: seabed, water wave, RANS equations, Biot’s theory, variable permeability, transient liquefaction

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