APOLLO

Category  Dynamics (behaviour and earthquake) 
Publisher  NISEE  University of California, Berkeley 
Platform  CDC mainframe 
Status  Public domain 
Description  Analysis of Potential Liquefaction of Soil Layers for OneDimensional Seepage. APOLLO incorporates a simplified procedure for 1D analysis of generation and dissipation of pore water pressures in a sand deposit due to seismic excitation. The method of liquefaction analysis is outlined by the following steps: (1) By means of a dynamic response analysis of the soil deposit under investigation, time histories of shear stress developed by earthquake are determined at the various depths of interest; (2) For each depth in the soil profile, determine the equivalent uniform cyclic stress, the equivalent number of uniform stress cycles and the effective period of each stress cycle representing the induced stress history; (3) Determine from laboratory cyclic load test the relationships between the applied cyclic shear stresses and the number of stress cycles required to produce a condition of initial liquefaction under undrained conditions; (4) Determine the number of stress cycles required to cause initial liquefaction; (5) Determine rate of pore pressure build up for each elemental layer of the deposit; (6) From a knowledge of the coefficients of permeability and compressibility of the soil layers, determine the corresponding values of the coefficient of consolidation for the different layers; (7) Solve the governing differential equation for the known values of soil characteristics, pore pressure generation expressions and boundary conditions by an implicit finite difference method. 
Cost  Free on WWW 
Data formats supported  None stated 
Supplier in United States of America  NISEE  University of California, Berkeley 
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