Analysis of seabed instability using element free Galerkin method

Jian-Guo Wang, M.R. Karim, P.Z. Lin

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    Wave-induced seabed instability, either momentary liquefaction or shear failure, is an important topic in ocean and coastal engineering. Many factors, such as seabed properties and wave parameters, affect the seabed instability. A non-dimensional parameter is proposed in this paper to evaluate the occurrence of momentary liquefaction. This parameter includes the properties of the soil and the wave. The determination of the wave-induced liquefaction depth is also suggested based on this non-dimensional parameter. As an example, a two-dimensional seabed with finite thickness is numerically treated with the EFGM meshless method developed early for wave-induced seabed responses. Parametric study is carried out to investigate the effect of wavelength, compressibility of pore fluid, permeability and stiffness of porous media, and variable stiffness with depth on the seabed response with three criteria for liquefaction. It is found that this non-dimensional parameter is a good index for identifying the momentary liquefaction qualitatively, and the criterion of liquefaction with seepage force can be used to predict the deepest liquefaction depth. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-260
    JournalOcean Engineering
    Volume34
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    Liquefaction
    Galerkin methods
    Stiffness
    Ocean engineering
    Coastal engineering
    Seepage
    Compressibility
    Porous materials
    Soils
    Wavelength
    Fluids

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    Wang, Jian-Guo ; Karim, M.R. ; Lin, P.Z. / Analysis of seabed instability using element free Galerkin method. In: Ocean Engineering. 2007 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 247-260.
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    In: Ocean Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2007, p. 247-260.

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