In this study, an analytical method to solve the wave-induced pore pressure and effective stress in a saturated porous seabed is proposed. The seabed is considered as a saturated porous medium and characterized by Biot’s theory. The displacements of the solid skeleton and pore pressure are expressed in terms of two scalar potentials and one vector potential. Then, the Biot’s dynamic equations can be solved by using the Fourier transformation and reducing to Helmholtz equations that the potentials satisfy. The general solutions for the potentials are derived through the Fourier transformation with respect to the horizontal coordinate. Numerical results show that the permeability and shear modulus of the porous seabed has obvious influence on the response of the seabed. The vertical effective stress and attenuation velocity of pore pressure along seabed depth increase as permeability k increases. The liquefaction may be occur at the surface of seabed when shear modulus decreasing.

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