In this study, a coupled model is proposed to investigate dynamic response of a porous seabed and an offshore pile to ocean wave loadings. Both the offshore pile and the porous seabed are treated as a saturated poro-elastic medium, while the seawater is considered as a conventional acoustic medium. The coupled boundary element model is established by the continuity conditions along the interfaces between the three media. In the system, wave force is considered as an external load and it is evaluated via the wave function expansion method in the context of a linear wave theory. Numerical results show that the increase of the modulus ratio between the pile and the seabed can reduce the horizontal displacement of the pile and the pore pressures of the seabed around the pile. Furthermore, the maximum pore pressure of the seabed usually occurs at the upper part of the seabed around the pile.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|