Method to evaluate the dynamic stability of hydraulic fill structures

Shobha K. Bhatia, Joseph P. Schwab, Isao Ishibashi

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An effective stress method of analysis is presented for evaluating the liquefaction resistance of saturated granular soils having an initial static shear strain/stress. Inclusion of static shear is of considerable importance in successfully predicting the liquefaction potential of hydraulic fill dams in which significant in-situ shear stresses/strains exist prior to an earthquake. State-of-the-art torsional simple shear test results for combined static and cyclic loading were used in the formulation of the stress-strain and pore pressure relationships utilized in the analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-548
Number of pages20
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1988
EventHydraulic Fill Structures - Fort Collins, CO, USA
Duration: Aug 15 1988Aug 18 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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