Excess Pore Water Pressure Calculation Methods due to Gas Hydrate Dissociation

가스 하이드레이트의 해리로 발생하는 간극수압의 계산방법

  • Park, Sung-Sik (Division of Civil, Environmental & Urban Engineering, Wonkwang University)
  • 박성식 (원광대학교 토목환경도시공학부)
  • Published : 2008.10.10


If gas hydrate dissociates due to natural and/or human activities, it generates large amount of gas and water. Upon gas hydrate dissociation, a generated pore water pressure between soil particles increases and results in the loss of an effective stress and degradation of soil stiffness and strength. In order to predict the generated excess pore water pressure due to gas hydrate dissociation, two methods based on small hydrate concept (SHC) and large hydrate concept (LHC) are proposed. An excess pore water pressure generated by the gas hydrate dissociation in the Storegga Slide was calculated using two proposed methods.