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dc.contributor.advisor Dakoulas, Panos C.
dc.creatorKastranta, Georgia
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:37:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:37:07Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17351
dc.description.abstract A deformation-based method that can be used for the analysis of the seismic response and for the design of waterfront retaining structures is developed. The study is focused on the behavior of gravity caisson-type quay walls. The key element for the success of the method lies on the selection of an appropriate constitutive model that can describe adequately the monotonic and cyclic undrained behavior of soil subjected to arbitrary stress paths. To this end, an existing generalized plasticity model, developed by Pastor et al. (1990), was examined and modified in order to improve its performance. Comparisons with a centrifuge model study and a case history from the recent 1995 Kobe earthquake on gravity quay walls are used for the evaluation of the new method of analysis, based on the modified generalized plasticity model. Particular emphasis is given to the undrained behavior of the foundation and backfill sand, and its effect on the deformational mechanism and damage of the quay walls.
dc.format.extent 133 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCivil engineering
dc.title Seismic effective-stress deformation analysis of waterfront retaining structures
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Kastranta, Georgia. "Seismic effective-stress deformation analysis of waterfront retaining structures." (2000) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17351.


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