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Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication
Vol. 2 (2015) No. 47 p. 1654-1659



Transportation geotechnics, Part 2 (TC202 Session)

The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake occurred on March 11. When the earthquake occurred, there were a number of frozen subsurface zones in cold districts, such as Hokkaido. However, any experimentally-verified case of deformation and collapse modes of embankment was not available in respect to the seismic performance of a frozen embankment. This study examined the earthquake resistance of embankment in cold districts by providing shake to a model embankment on which the surface layer had been frozen after adding seepage water. Additionally, a similar experiment was conducted for a model embankment on which the surface had not been frozen.

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