PIRAEUS PORT – CONTAINER TERMINAL: Seismic Performance of Existing and New Piers
We were hired by the designer to assess the seismic performance of the Container Terminal at New Ikonion of Piraeus Port of Athens, Greece. The Terminal includes an old port facility (pier II) comprising of a block-type gravity quay wall built in 1994-1996. The new pier (PIER III) is constructed by reinforced concrete caissons. In both sites the backfill is gravel, while the quaywalls are founded on a layer of silty sand overlying the neogenic bedrock of sandstones and marls.
Quaywalls were excited by synthetic strong ground motions, obtained for different earthquake scenarios accounting for local site conditions. The vulnerability of the quaywalls was assessed using the PIANC performance indicators.
Client: ADK SA, GREECE
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Anastasopoulos I., Loli M., Antoniou M., Knappett J. A., Brennan A. (2015). “Centrifuge testing of multi-block quay-walls”, SECED Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World, Cambridge, UK, 9-10 July 2015.