Seismic Performance of Stone-Column-Reinforced Marine Soft Soil


Jeong-Ho Ryu

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Civil Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea

Jin Man Kim

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
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series of 1-g shaking table tests. The experimental results show that the stone column can prevent large shear deformations such as cyclic softening in clayey deposits. However, it is also shown that the surface acceleration in improved clayey deposits may be amplified more than that in unimproved clayey deposits when subjected to short periodic seismic motions.

Keywords: Seismic behavior, Shaking table, Site response, Stone column

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