Effects of principal stress rotation on the wave–seabed interactions

Zhe Wang, Yunming Yang, Hai Sui Yu

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This paper simulates the wave–seabed interactions considering the principal stress rotation (PSR) by using the finite element method. The soil model is developed within the framework of kinematic hardening and the bounding surface concept, and it can properly consider the impact of PSR by treating the PSR generating stress rate independently. The simulation results are compared with centrifuge test results. The comparison indicates that the simulation with the soil model considering the PSR can better reproduce the test results on the development of pore water pressure and liquefaction than the soil model without considering the PSR. It indicates that it is important to consider the PSR impact in simulation of wave–seabed soil interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-106
Number of pages10
JournalActa Geotechnica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • Liquefaction
  • Non-coaxiality
  • Principal stress rotation
  • Soil elastoplastic model
  • The finite element method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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