Gas hydrate dissociation will reduce the stability of the submarine slope, which has been increasingly considered as a potential geohazard. In this study, a conventional geotechnical model is used to simulate gas hydrate dissociation while the thermal and geochemical effects are considered by reducing geotechnical strength parameters (c-φ) and stiffness (E). The stability analysis of submarine slope due to gas hydrate dissociation is carried out using the large displacement finite element model – RITSS (Remeshing and Interpolating Technique with Small Strain model). The strength and stiffness parameters of gas hydrates are reduced gradually after each remesh according to the strength-dissociation relationship. The large displacement analysis procedure considering dissociation is given and the effects of the thickness of the top normal soil layer on slope stability is discussed.
Large Displacement Finite Element Analysis of Submarine Slide due to Gas Hydrate Dissociation
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Liu, J, Yu, L, Kong, X, & Hu, Y. "Large Displacement Finite Element Analysis of Submarine Slide due to Gas Hydrate Dissociation." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 7: CFD and VIV; Offshore Geotechnics. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. June 19–24, 2011. pp. 861-865. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2011-49328
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