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Authors: Modoni, Giuseppe* 
Albano, Matteo* 
Salvatore, Erminio* 
Koseki, Junichi* 
Title: Effects of compaction on the seismic performance of embankments built with gravel
Issue Date: Aug-2018
Series/Report no.: /106 (2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.01.005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/10810
Abstract: The effects of compaction on the seismic performance of gravelly embankments is investigated transferring the precision of very accurate laboratory tests on the constituent material into the prediction of the large scale response. The stress-strain response observed upon monotonic and cyclic tests is captured by a critical state elastic-plastic model used as a virtual simulator of experiments to determine the influence of the initial state on the soil response. This dependency is introduced in equivalent linear elastic-perfectly plastic models as function of the state variable ψ to study the propagation of shear waves through horizontally layered landfills and em- bankments. A parametric analysis is performed assigning systematically variable seismic inputs, soil density and geometry to see the role of these factors on the soil response and the sliding resistance of the embankment. The study reveals an exceptionally high resistance of the gravel that enables embankment with steep abutments to resist against severe earthquakes.
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