Dynamic Pore Pressure Response of Two-Layer Seabed under Nonlinear Waves

Ulker M. B. C.

International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Kos, Greece, 19 - 25 September 2012, vol.1479, pp.1480-1483 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1479
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4756443
  • City: Kos
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.1480-1483
  • Keywords: Saturated porous seabed, pore pressure response, multilayering, nonlinear waves, FINITE-ELEMENT ANALYSIS, EFFECTIVE STRESSES, CONSOLIDATION, BEHAVIOR
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, pore pressure distributions of two-layer porous soil under nonlinear harmonic waves are presented. The governing equations are written in their fully dynamic form and the possible simplifications are introduced. Finite element models are developed for each formulation and numerical results are verified with their corresponding analytical solutions for the two-layer case. Then the problem of a two-layer soil system under waves both in free field and in front of a vertical wall is studied in terms of dynamic pore pressure response. Here both linear and non-linear waves are considered. Finally, a number of parametric studies to investigate the effect of wave non-linearity on the dynamic behavior are carried out. The results indicate that two-layer response is significantly different from that of a conventional single layer approach and wave non-linearity has significant effects in both free field response and in the presence of a wall.