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2D Unit Cell Model of Prefabricated Drain in Liquefiable Soil

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Abstract

This OpenSees model is a 2D plane strain model of the area of influence around a single drain (or, in the case of the untreated model, a free-field untreated area equal to the area of influence around a single drain). It was developed to simulate lateral spreading in the SSK01 and RNK01 centrifuge tests performed at UC Davis as part of the project NEES-GC: Seismic Risk Mitigation for Port Systems. The model consists of two .tcl files for use in OpenSees (one for the treated condition and one for the untreated case condition), a pair of two .txt files that contains the input seismic ground motion, and a note on the scaling of hydraulic conductivity k.

NEES Citation

Rachelle Howell; Xiaoyue Wang; Ellen M. Rathje (2014), "2D Unit Cell Model of Prefabricated Drain in Liquefiable Soil", Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (distributor), Model, DOI:10.4231/D3P26Q386

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