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Multiscale Modelling of Normal Fault Rupture-Soil-Foundation Interaction

Lifan Chen1,*, Ning Guo1, Zhongxuan Yang1

1 College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310058, China

* Corresponding Author: Lifan Chen. Email: email

The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences 2023, 27(2), 1-1. https://doi.org/10.32604/icces.2023.09709

Abstract

A multiscale approach [1] that couples the finite-element method (FEM) and the discrete-element method (DEM) is employed to model and analyse the earthquake fault rupture-soil-foundation interaction (FR-SFI) problem. In the approach, the soil constitutive responses are obtained from DEM solutions of representative volume elements (RVEs) embedded at the FEM integration points so as to effectively bypass the phenomenological hypotheses in conventional FEM simulations. The fault rupture surfaces and shear localization patterns under normal faults with or without foundation atop have been well captured by the multiscale approach and verified with available centrifuge experimental [2] and numerical results [3]. By examining the responses and microstructural evolutions of local RVE packings, it is found that the RVEs located in- or outside the shear bands behave distinctly, and may change their stress states from initial atrest to active in the normal fault case. The micromechanics study also sheds lights on the capability of heavy foundations in protecting the superstructure as a result of rupture surface diversion.

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Chen, L., Guo, N., Yang, Z. (2023). Multiscale modelling of normal fault rupture-soil-foundation interaction. The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, 27(2), 1-1. https://doi.org/10.32604/icces.2023.09709
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Chen L, Guo N, Yang Z. Multiscale modelling of normal fault rupture-soil-foundation interaction. Int Conf Comput Exp Eng Sciences . 2023;27(2):1-1 https://doi.org/10.32604/icces.2023.09709
IEEE Style
L. Chen, N. Guo, and Z. Yang "Multiscale Modelling of Normal Fault Rupture-Soil-Foundation Interaction," Int. Conf. Comput. Exp. Eng. Sciences , vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 1-1. 2023. https://doi.org/10.32604/icces.2023.09709



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