Effects of Wave Non-Linearity on Residual Pore Pressures in Marine Sediments
Dong-Sheng Jeng *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 63
Last Page: 74
Publisher Id: TOCIEJ-2-63
Article History:Received Date: 31/3/2008
Revision Received Date: 28/4/2008
Acceptance Date: 3/5/2008
Electronic publication date: 27/6/2008
Collection year: 2008
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A better understanding of the wave-induced pore pressure accumulations (i.e., residual pore pressure) is a key factor in the analysis of the wave-induced liquefaction in marine sediments. In this paper, the residual mechanism of nonlinear wave-induced pore water pressure accumulation in marine sediments is examined. Unlike previous investigations, the second-order Stokes wave theory is considered in this study. The new model is verified with experimental data and provides a better prediction of pore pressure accumulation than the previous solution with linear wave theory. The parametric study concludes that the influences of wave non-linearity increase as the following parameters increase (i) wave steepness (H/L) and (ii) residual parameter (β). However, an opposite trend is found for (i) wave period (T), (ii) relative water depth (d/L), (iii) seabed thickness (h/L) and (iv) another residual parameter (α). Furthermore, the effect of wave non-linearity becomes more significant in soft seabed (Soil C).