Seismic vulnerability of pile–supported wharves considering recurrent liquefaction–induced damage (2016)
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AuthorsNtritsos, Nikolaos, Lai, Carloshow all
To develop damage state–dependent seismic fragility functions for pile wharves supported on liquefiable soil. Seaports in seismically active regions may often undergo strong aftershocks following a mainshock event. Due to the short time interval between events in such a seismic sequence, retrofit interventions are often impossible; as a result, the aftershock acts in already damaged structures. Pile–supported wharves are particularly vulnerable to such seismic sequences with the main cause of damage being the liquefaction of soft underlying soils and/or hydraulic backfills.