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ASCE Ports 2007 Conference, San Diego, CA Erik Soderberg, Liftech Consultants Inc.

March 28, 2007

Evaluating Seismic Capacity of a Newly Designed Wharf at the Port of Oakland
Erik Soderberg, SE Principal Liftech Consultants Inc. Shahariar Vahdani, Ph.D., SE Principal Fugro West, Inc.

Contributors: Ariyaputhirar Balakrishnan, Fugro West, Inc. John Egan, Geomatrix Consultants Chih-Cheng Chin, Geomatrix Consultants Robert Pyke Tom Griswold, Liftech Consultants Inc. Tom LaBasco, Port of Oakland

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Wharf Section
H G F E 124’ D C B A

Spacing

12’

6’

24’

24’

24’

24’

8’

24’

The wharf consists of a cast-in-place concrete deck typically 2’2” thick, thickening to 3’2” at the landside, supported on 24” octagonal prestressed piles at the spacing shown. The cut-off wall is designed to rotate at the wharf connection and does not provide lateral resistance.

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Subsurface Conditions
Top Elevation Total Unit Weight Friction Angle Shear Strength (ft) (pcf) (degree) (psf) 1 New Fill 15 125 36 0 2 Mixed Fill 13 125 36 0 3 Clayey Sand Fill 10 125 30 0 4 Clayey Sand Fill (below gwt) 6 130 30 0 5 Bay Mud -2 100 0 see note 6 Loose Clayey Sand -15 130 0 250 7 Medium Dense Clayey Sand -21 135 0 400 8 Very Dense Sand -25 130 45 0 9 Dense Clayey Sand -45 140 38 0 10 Very Dense Sand -60 135 45 0 11 Dense Clayey Sand -65 140 38 0 12 OBM -73 115 0 2500 13 Rock Dike (above gwt) 10 115 42 0 14 Rock Dike (below gwt) 6 120 42 0 Note: 354 psf at Elevation -2, then increases at 9.4 psf/ft Layer Material Type k (pci) 225 225 225 125 30 30 30 125 125 125 125 1000 225 125 Vs (fps) 550/450 550/450 550/450 550/450 350 + 4d 1000 + 5d 1000 + 5d 1000 + 5d 1000 + 5d 1000 + 5d 1000 + 5d 800 + d 600 + 10d 600 + 10d G/Gmax - Damping Fill

YBM SAF

OBM Rock Fill

The soil properties used in our calculations are shown here.

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4 0.0 0. March 28.8 0.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.0 1.5 1.5 4.0 3.6 0. Liftech Consultants Inc.0 10% in 50yrs 5% in 50yrs 2% in 50yrs The calculated probabilistic response spectra is shown here for 5% damping 4 .2 0 0. San Diego.0 Period (sec) 2.8 1. 2007 Probabilistic Response Spectra 5% Damping 2 1.5 2.6 Spectral Acceleration SA (g) 1.5 3.4 1. CA Erik Soderberg.2 1 0.

5” Typical Typical 24” octagonal prestressed piling was used. Liftech Consultants Inc. For confinement. CA Erik Soderberg. San Diego. 2007 Piles: W20 @ 2. 5 .5” on center was used.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. W20 spirals at 2. March 28.

5 1. Liftech Consultants Inc. strain limits where chosen to represent the expected strains at material failure. 2007 Pile Strain Limits Design 475yr MRI Concrete Unconfined Confined .004 0. 6 . For the collapse earthquake with 2500 MRI.006 0.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. March 28. CA Erik Soderberg.01 0.05 3 5 0.020 1. For the design earthquake with 475 MRI.05 0.Top Confined . standard Port of Oakland strain limits are used.In-Ground Steel Mild Prestressing 0.1 2.15 0.020 0.5 Collapse 2500 yr MRI Collapse / Design The strain limits used to calculate the response of the piling is shown here. These strain limits are set to limit damage.022 0. San Diego.008 0.

Liftech Consultants Inc. 2007 Concrete This is a graph of the concrete strains used for the collapse evaluation. San Diego. CA Erik Soderberg.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. March 28. 7 .

ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. Liftech Consultants Inc. CA Erik Soderberg. March 28. 2007 Steel This is a graph of the steel strains used for the collapse evaluation. 8 . San Diego.

moment curvatures were calculated for the piles. San Diego. Liftech Consultants Inc. 2007 Moment Curvature – At Dowels Using the chosen stress-strain relationships. March 28. The shown moment-curvature is for the upper end of the pile with dowels.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. CA Erik Soderberg. 9 .

CA Erik Soderberg. Liftech Consultants Inc.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. 10 . March 28. 2007 Moment Curvature – Typical The moment curvature for the typical section of the pile with concrete and prestressing strands. San Diego.

Liftech Consultants Inc. March 28.LPILE The forces and moments in the piles were calculated using LPILE.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. Plastic hinge locations and lengths were determined. 11 . CA Erik Soderberg. San Diego. 2007 Pile Response .

ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. March 28. Liftech Consultants Inc. CA Erik Soderberg. San Diego. 2007 FEM Model A finite element model of a length of wharf was analyzed. 12 .

13 . CA Erik Soderberg. 2007 Wharf Deformation with P-Delta A pushover analysis including second order effects was performed. March 28.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. San Diego. Liftech Consultants Inc.

2007 Pile Moments The stiffer landside piles provide the most lateral resistance and experience the largest moments. San Diego. March 28. Liftech Consultants Inc. CA Erik Soderberg. 14 .ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.

San Diego. Plastic hinging near the wharf connection 3. March 28.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. Failure due to the pile breaking at the wharf connection and at the inground plastic hinge 15 . Liftech Consultants Inc. the reduction in stiffneses occur as follows: 1. CA Erik Soderberg. For each pile row. Plastic hinging slightly below the soil boundary 4. The stiffer landside piles initially resist the most load and have the greatest lateral capacity. Spalling of unconfined shell 2. 2007 Pushover by Pile Row G (4 piles) H (2 piles) This graph shows the calculated lateral force and the displacement at the wharf deck for the various pile rows.

8 0.2 0 0.5 1. 5% damping Collapse = 2% in 50.2 1 0.0 1.5 2.5 3.4 0. CA Erik Soderberg.6 Spectral Acceleration SA (g) 1.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.0 3.0 10% in 50yrs 5% in 50yrs 2% in 50yrs The calculated response spectra for the design earthquakes and collapse earthquakes. 2007 Probabilistic Response Spectra 5% Damping 2 1.5 4. March 28. San Diego.8 1.6 0. MRI = 2500 years 16 .4 1.0 0.0 Period (sec) 2. Liftech Consultants Inc.

Fortunately. Liftech Consultants Inc. San Diego.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. CA Erik Soderberg. the damping increases well above 5%.5 Capacity Acceleration (g) 10% in 50 1 0. March 28. Notice that at this damping. as the structure is damaged.5 0 0 10 20 30 Displacement (in) 40 50 60 Pushover curve for 5% damping. the seismic demand exceeds the capacity of the structure and the structure will collapse. 17 . 2007 Demand versus Capacity 5% Damping 2 1.

ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. San Diego. the damage to the structure will result in damping greater than 10%. 2007 Demand versus Capacity 10% Damping 2 1. CA Erik Soderberg. Liftech Consultants Inc. March 28. Again.5 Capacity Acceleration (g) 10% in 50 1 0. 18 .5 0 0 10 20 30 Displacement (in) 40 50 60 The same pushover graph but for 10% damping. This graph is shown to present the significance of damping on the seismic demand on the structure.

5 Capacity Acceleration (g) 10% in 50 1 0. CA Erik Soderberg. the landside pile rows have formed plastic hinges and are severely damaged.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. Liftech Consultants Inc. 19 . 2007 Demand versus Capacity 15% Damping 2 1. March 28. For this seismic demand. San Diego. the structure does not collapse. however.5 0 0 10 20 30 Displacement (in) 40 50 60 The same graph shown with 15% damping.

2 0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 -0. 2007 Hysteretic Damping versus Displacement Hysteretic Loop at Displacement of 3 in 1. 20 . Liftech Consultants Inc.2 -0. March 28.2 0.0 -20 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20 Displacement (in) -20 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20 Displacement (in) So what damping develops in the structure? The following graphs present the hysteretic loops at various wharf deck lateral displacements.4 -0.0 0.4 -0.0 -0.8 -1.6 -0.8 0.0 0. San Diego.0 -0.6 0. CA Erik Soderberg.4 Sa (g) Sa (g) 0.6 0.0 0.6 -0.0 0.8 0.8 0.6 -0.6 0.4 Sa (g) 0.4 Sa (g) Hysteretic Loop at Displacement of 15.8 0.4 -0.8 -1.6 0.0 0.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.8 -1.3 in 1.0 -20 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20 Displacement (in) Hysteretic Loop at Displacement of 10 in Hysteretic Loop at Displacement of 6 in 1.2 0.8 -1.0 -0.0 -20 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20 Displacement (in) 1.6 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.

March 28. Damping (%) 21 .142 0. 15% damping is attained at deck movements slightly above 1”. the damping in the structure is significant.235 7.1 0.307 0.818 0.3 1.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.1 40 50 Even at small displacements.0 10 5 0.0 0 0. CA Erik Soderberg.3 25 20 35 30 41. approximately 10% damping is expected.1 0.1 0.8 45 1 0. San Diego.076 0 100.2 46. 2007 Damping .0 Displacement (in) 10. Liftech Consultants Inc.468 24.6 20. At slightly less than 1” of displacement.4 15 0.723 G/Gmax 27.Deck Displacement Port of Oakland 1.8 0.881 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 4.0 5.

at damping greater than 15%. 22 . March 28.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. we do not expect collapse due to structural deformations in an earthquake with a 2500 year MRI.5 Capacity Acceleration (g) 10% in 50 1 0. 2007 Demand versus Capacity 15% Damping Pushover Analysis Results 15% Damping Demand 2 1. collapse does not occur. Based on our calculations. As shown again. San Diego. CA Erik Soderberg.5 0 0 10 20 30 Displacement (in) 40 50 60 The point of the previous graph is to illustrate that there will be significant damping in the structure at small displacements. Liftech Consultants Inc.

2007 Static & Pseudo-Static Slope Stability Circular Type of Failure Surface with a Yield Acceleration of 0. Liftech Consultants Inc. March 28. CA Erik Soderberg.18G 23 . San Diego.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.

2007 Static & Pseudo-Static Stability Analysis Wedge Type of Failure Surface with a Yield Acceleration of 0. San Diego.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. Liftech Consultants Inc.28G 24 . CA Erik Soderberg. March 28.

Liftech Consultants Inc.01 0.1 Period (s) 1 10 Acceleration.5 -1 100 Velocity (cm/sec) 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 60 40 20 0 -20 -40 -60 -80 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Spectral Acceleration (g) A_2475 Target Motion 2 1. 2007 Spectrum Compatible Ground Motion 1 Acceleartion (g) A_2475 0. March 28. and Displacement time history of one design ground motion compatible with response spectrum of 2475-yr return period 25 .5 0 -0.5 2.5 0 0. Velocity. San Diego.5 1 Displacement (cm) 0. CA Erik Soderberg.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.

001 0. Liftech Consultants Inc.1 1 Modulus degradation and damping curves used in quad4m analysis 26 . San Diego.0001 0.3 0. 2007 Degradation Curves 1 0.01 Cyclic Shear Strain (%) 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.7 G/Gmax 0.0001 FILL YBM SAF OBM ROCK FILL 0.1 1 30 25 FILL YBM SAF OBM ROCK FILL Damping Ratio 20 15 10 5 0 0.01 Cyclic Shear Strain (%) 0. March 28.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. CA Erik Soderberg.001 0.1 0 0.5 0.9 0.

CA Erik Soderberg.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. San Diego. Liftech Consultants Inc. 2007 Two-Dimensional Site Response Analysis 20 0 -20 Elevation (ft) -40 -60 -80 -100 -150 -100 -50 0 50 100 Distance (ft) 150 200 250 300 350 Fill MDCS DCS Failure Surface_1 Fill/above GWT VDS OBM Failure Surface_2 YBM DCS RockDike above GWT Failure Surface_3 LCS VDS RockDike Failure Surface_4 2D quad4m site response analysis with 4 different failure surfaces 27 . March 28.

Liftech Consultants Inc. March 28.2 HEA (g) 0 -0.6 Block_1 Block_2 Block_3 Block 4 0.4 0. CA Erik Soderberg.4 -0. 2007 Average Induced Ground Acceleration Equivalent Acceleration under A_2475 Motion 0. San Diego.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.6 0 10 20 30 Time (s) 40 50 60 Horizontal equivalent accelerations calculated by QUAD4M for each block 28 .2 -0.

Decoupled Analyses .0 Block_1 -5.10 0.26 0.0 Block_1 -2.28 0.20 0.Input Motion (A_2475) -6.30 Block_4 Downslope Yield Acceleration. Liftech Consultants Inc.18 0.0 Block_2 Permanent Displacement (ft) Block_3 -4.12 0.22 0. 2007 Permanent Displacement for Various Slope Geometry Computed Deformation . Ky 29 . San Diego. March 28.24 0. Ky (g) Calculated permanent deformation vs.16 0.0 Block_4 -3.0 0. CA Erik Soderberg.0 Block_2 -1.0 Block_3 0.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference.14 0.

March 28. 2007 Static Slope Stability & Newmark Deformation Static FOS Yield Acceleration (g) Slope Stability Circular Failure 1.2 5% in 50 yrs (~950 yrs) 0.18 Wedge Failure 2. San Diego.5 1 Decoupled Displacements using QUAD4M/Newmark (in) Ground Motions Circular Failure Wedge Failure 10% in 50 yrs (~475 yrs) 1.5 5% in 50 yrs (~950 yrs) 2.1 0.8 ~ 1.5 2.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. Liftech Consultants Inc.9 0.2 0.9 ~ 3 0.5 7.28 Decoupled Displacements using QUAD4M/Newmark (ft) Ground Motions Circular Failure Wedge Failure 10% in 50 yrs (~475 yrs) 0. CA Erik Soderberg.6 2% in 50 yrs (~2475 yrs) 0.5 2% in 50 yrs (~2475 yrs) 6 12 Summary of static and dynamic slope stability analyses 30 .

March 28. thickening to 3’2” at the landside. 31 . The cut-off wall is designed to rotate at the wharf connection and does not provide lateral resistance. San Diego. Liftech Consultants Inc.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. 2007 Wharf Section H G F E 124’ D C B A Spacing 12’ 6’ 24’ 24’ 24’ 24’ 8’ 24’ The wharf consists of a cast-in-place concrete deck typically 2’2” thick. supported on 24” octagonal prestressed piles at the spacing shown. CA Erik Soderberg.

0 2.0 1.0 Pile deformation pattern by FLAC-2D analyses 32 .5 3.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. CA Erik Soderberg. Liftech Consultants Inc.5 1. March 28.0 0. 2007 Two-Dimensional Nonlinear FLAC SSI Analysis Kobe Earthquake 2475yr 20 0 -20 Elevation -40 Elevation (ft) Row A Row B Row C Row D -60 Row E Row F Row G Row H -80 -100 -120 -140 0.5 Soil Movement (ft) 2. San Diego.

San Diego. 2007 Pile Curvature – Soil Movement Pile deflections were calculated using the FLAC analysis for multiple design earthquakes with 2500 year MRIs. As shown. The locations of high strain due to soil movement shown here differ enough from the locations of high strain from the dynamic response of the wharf that the two deformations are not considered simultaneously. The calculated curvatures shown in the right graph were calculated using the finite difference method.ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. plastic hinges are expected to form in the piles. March 28. CA Erik Soderberg. Calculated pile deflections for the scaled Kobe earthquake are shown in the graph on the left. Spalling and Hinging Breakage 33 . At only one location is the pile expected to break. at several locations. Liftech Consultants Inc.

net 34 .ASCE Ports 2007 Conference. CA Erik Soderberg. March 28. 2007 Thank you This presentation is available for download at www. San Diego.liftech. Liftech Consultants Inc.

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