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Journal Cover   Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  [SJR: 1.482]   [H-I: 45]   [10 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 0267-7261
   Published by Elsevier Homepage  [2586 journals]
  • Field testing and analysis of high speed rail vibrations
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2014
      Source:Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 67
      Author(s): D.P. Connolly , G. Kouroussis , P.K. Woodward , P. Alves Costa , O. Verlinden , M.C. Forde
      This paper outlines an experimental analysis of ground-borne vibration levels generated by high speed rail lines on various earthwork profiles (at-grade, embankment, cutting and overpass). It also serves to provide access to a dataset of experimental measurements, freely available for download by other researchers working in the area of railway vibration (e.g. for further investigation and/or the validation of vibration prediction models). First, the work outlines experimental investigations undertaken on the Belgian high speed rail network to investigate the vibration propagation characteristics of three different embankment conditions. The sites consist of a 5.5m high embankment, an at-grade section and a 7.2m deep cutting. The soil material properties of each site are determined using a ‘Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves’ technique and verified using refraction analysis. It is shown that all sites have relatively similar material properties thus enabling a generalised comparison. Vibration levels are measured in three directions, up to 100m from the track due to three different train types (Eurostar, TGV and Thalys) and then analysed statistically. It is found that contrary to commonly accepted theory, vertical vibrations are not always the most dominant, and that horizontal vibrations should also be considered, particularly at larger offsets. It is also found that the embankment earthworks profile produced the lowest vibration levels and the cutting produced the highest. Furthermore, a low (positive) correlation between train speed and vibration levels was found. A selection of the results can be downloaded from

      PubDate: 2015-04-23T19:09:20Z
  • Scoping prediction of re-radiated ground-borne noise and vibration near
           high speed rail lines with variable soils
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2014
      Source:Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 66
      Author(s): D.P. Connolly , G. Kouroussis , P.K. Woodward , A. Giannopoulos , O. Verlinden , M.C. Forde
      This paper outlines a vibration prediction tool, ScopeRail, capable of predicting in-door noise and vibration, within structures in close proximity to high speed railway lines. The tool is designed to rapidly predict vibration levels over large track distances, while using historical soil information to increase accuracy. Model results are compared to an alternative, commonly used, scoping model and it is found that ScopeRail offers higher accuracy predictions. This increased accuracy can potentially reduce the cost of vibration environmental impact assessments for new high speed rail lines. To develop the tool, a three-dimensional finite element model is first outlined capable of simulating vibration generation and propagation from high speed rail lines. A vast array of model permutations are computed to assess the effect of each input parameter on absolute ground vibration levels. These relations are analysed using a machine learning approach, resulting in a model that can instantly predict ground vibration levels in the presence of different train speeds and soil profiles. Then a collection of empirical factors are coupled with the model to allow for the prediction of structural vibration and in-door noise in buildings located near high speed lines. Additional factors are also used to enable the prediction of vibrations in the presence of abatement measures (e.g. ballast mats and floating slab tracks) and additional excitation mechanisms (e.g. wheelflats and switches/crossings).

      PubDate: 2015-04-23T19:09:20Z
  • Maps of soil subsidence for Tokyo bay shore areas liquefied in the March
           11th, 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake
    • Abstract: Publication date: October 2013
      Source:Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 53
      Author(s): Kazuo Konagai , Takashi Kiyota , Shota Suyama , Toru Asakura , Kenichi Shibuya , Chikako Eto
      The March 11th, 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake, also known as the Great East Japan Earthquake, has shown that a long stretch of landfills along northeastern shorelines of the Tokyo Bay had very high susceptibility to liquefaction, causing concerns about re-liquefactions of the area in the scenario earthquake expected in the capital's metropolitan area. An attempt was made to detect soil subsidence from raster images converted from airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data before and after the earthquake. To eliminate deep-seated tectonic displacements and systematic errors of LiDAR surveys, the template matching technique is used for clusters of pile-supported buildings and bridge piers chosen as templates in source images of the target areas. The obtained subsidence maps describe the spatial distribution of soil subsidence in great detail.

      PubDate: 2015-04-23T19:09:20Z
  • Assessment of railway vibrations using an efficient scoping model
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2014
      Source:Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 58
      Author(s): D.P. Connolly , G. Kouroussis , A. Giannopoulos , O. Verlinden , P.K. Woodward , M.C. Forde
      Vibration assessments are required for new railroad lines to determine the effect of vibrations on local communities. Low accuracy assessments can significantly increase future project costs in the form of further detailed assessment or unexpected vibration abatement measures. This paper presents a new, high accuracy, initial assessment prediction tool for high speed lines. A key advantage of the new approach is that it is capable of including the effect of soil conditions in its calculation. This is novel because current scoping models ignore soil conditions, despite such characteristics being the most dominant factor in vibration propagation. The model also has zero run times thus allowing for the rapid assessment of vibration levels across rail networks. First, the development of the new tool is outlined. It is founded upon using a fully validated three dimensional finite element model to generate synthetic vibration records for a wide range of soil types. These records are analysed using a machine learning approach to map relationships between soil conditions, train speed and vibration levels. Its performance is tested through the prediction of two independent international vibration metrics on four European high speed lines and it is found to have high prediction accuracy. A key benefit from this increased prediction accuracy is that it potentially reduces the volume of detailed vibration analyses required for a new high speed train line. This avoids costly in-depth studies in the form of field experiments or large numerical models. Therefore the use of the new tool can result in cost savings.

      PubDate: 2015-04-23T19:09:20Z
  • Development of elasto-plastic viscous damper finite element model for
           reinforced concrete frames
    • Abstract: Publication date: October 2014
      Source:Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 65
      Author(s): F. Hejazi , A. Zabihi , M.S. Jaafar
      By advancing the technologies regarding seismic control of structures and development of earthquake resistance systems in the past decades application of different types of earthquake energy dissipation system has incredibly increased. Viscous damper device as a famous and the simplest earthquake energy dissipation system is implemented in many new structures and numerous number of researches have been done on the performance of viscous dampers in structures subjected to earthquake. The experience of recent severe earthquakes indicates that sometimes the earthquake energy dissipation devices are damaged during earthquakes and there is no function for structural control system. So, damage of earthquake energy dissipation systems such as viscous damper device must be considered during design of earthquake resistance structures. This paper demonstrates the development of three-dimensional elasto-plastic viscous damper element consisting of elastic damper in the middle part and two plastic hinges at both ends of the element which are compatible with the constitutive model to reinforce concrete structures and are capable to detect failure and damage in viscous damper device connections during earthquake excitation. The finite element model consists of reinforced concrete frame element and viscous damper element is developed and special finite element algorithm using Newmark׳s direct step-by-step integration is developed for inelastic dynamic analysis of structure with supplementary elasto-plastic viscous damper element. So based on all the developed components an especial finite computer program has been codified for “Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Earthquake Energy Dissipation System”. The evaluation of seismic response of structure and damage detection in structural members and damper device was carried out by 3D modeling, of 3 story reinforced concrete frame building under earthquake multi-support excitation.

      PubDate: 2015-04-23T19:09:20Z
  • Centrifuge modelling for evaluation of seismic behaviour of stone masonry
    • Abstract: Publication date: October 2013
      Source:Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 53
      Author(s): Heon-Joon Park , Dong-Soo Kim
      Many surviving ancient monuments are freestanding stone masonry structures, which appear to be vulnerable to horizontal dynamic loads such as earthquakes. However, such structures have stood for thousands of years despite numerous historic earthquakes. This study proposes a scaled-down dynamic centrifuge modelling test to study how these masonry structures resist seismic loading. The test is proposed for seismic risk assessments to evaluate risk of damage from a future seismic event. The seismic behaviour of a 3-storey, freestanding stone block structure has been modelled and tested within a centrifuge. Models were made at 3 different scales and dynamic tests were conducted using different centrifugal acceleration fields so that the behaviours could be transformed to an equivalent full-scale prototype and compared. Data from 2 earthquakes and a sweeping signal were used to simulate the effects of earthquake ground motion within the centrifuge. The acceleration and frequency responses at each storey height of the model were recorded in different centrifugal acceleration fields. Similar behaviours appeared when the results of the small-scale models were transformed to a full-size prototype scale. This confirms that the seismic behaviour of stone masonry structures can be predicted using scaled-down models.

      PubDate: 2015-04-23T19:09:20Z
  • Verifying liquefaction remediation beneath an earth dam using SPT and CPT
           based methods
    • Abstract: Publication date: October 2013
      Source:Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 53
      Author(s): Ikram Guettaya , Mohamed Ridha El Ouni , Robb Eric S. Moss
      This paper presents a case study of liquefaction potential assessment for the foundation of an earth dam in Tunisia. An emphasis was made on the exploration of geotechnical conditions and the interpretation of field tests (SPT and CPT) and the results were collected before and after soil densification using the vibrocompaction technique. The assessment of soil liquefaction triggering was made using deterministic and probabilistic simplified procedures. The results indicate that before vibrocompaction the studied area was prone to the liquefaction hazard. However, after vibrocompaction a significant improvement of the soil resistance reduced the liquefaction potential of the sandy foundation soil. The SPT resistance values increased on average from 12 to 25 blow counts/0.3m, and the CPT resistance increased on average from 8MPa to 14MPa. Before vibrocompaction, the factor of safety (FS) against liquefaction fell below 1.0, which means that the soil is susceptible for liquefaction. After vibrocompaction the values of FS exceed the unit which justified the liquefaction mitigation efforts in dam foundation.

      PubDate: 2015-04-23T19:09:20Z
  • Assessing the impact of ground-motion variability and uncertainty on
           empirical fragility curves
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2015
      Source:Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 69
      Author(s): Ioanna Ioannou , John Douglas , Tiziana Rossetto
      Empirical fragility curves, constructed from databases of thousands of building-damage observations, are commonly used for earthquake risk assessments, particularly in Europe and Japan, where building stocks are often difficult to model analytically (e.g. old masonry structures or timber dwellings). Curves from different studies, however, display considerable differences, which lead to high uncertainty in the assessed seismic risk. One potential reason for this dispersion is the almost universal neglect of the spatial variability in ground motions and the epistemic uncertainty in ground-motion prediction. In this paper, databases of building damage are simulated using ground-motion fields that take account of spatial variability and a known fragility curve. These databases are then inverted, applying a standard approach for the derivation of empirical fragility curves, and the difference with the known curve is studied. A parametric analysis is conducted to investigate the impact of various assumptions on the results. By this approach, it is concluded that ground-motion variability leads to flatter fragility curves and that the epistemic uncertainty in the ground-motion prediction equation used can have a dramatic impact on the derived curves. Without dense ground-motion recording networks in the epicentral area empirical curves will remain highly uncertain. Moreover, the use of aggregated damage observations appears to substantially increase uncertainty in the empirical fragility assessment. In contrast, the use of limited randomly-chosen un-aggregated samples in the affected area can result in good predictions of fragility.

      PubDate: 2015-04-23T19:09:20Z
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