Seismic Bulkhead Analyses for the Puerto Cabello Container Terminal

The paper presents the detailed seismic analyses conducted for a high waterfront bulkhead proposed for the Phase 1 Expansion of Puerto Cabello Port in Venezuela. The project site is located in a seismic area, and a potentially liquefiable soil layer is present at a deep depth behind the bulkhead. To overcome the limitations of the Mononobe-Okabe equation, pseudo-static seismic analysis was conducted using the generalized limit equilibrium method. In addition, more advanced numerical time history analysis was performed. The details of the two analyses are provided in the paper.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 68-78
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Engineering

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479902
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:00PM