Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication
Online ISSN : 2188-8027
Transportation geotechnics, Part 2 (TC202 Session)
Seismic behavior of model embankment affected by seepage water and frozen surface
Hisanori KishidaShunzo KawajiriTakayuki KawaguchiDai NakamuraSatoshi Yamashita
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2016 Volume 2 Issue 47 Pages 1654-1659


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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