Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Seismic site response of deep soil and embankments in the New Madrid Seismic Zone

Author

Wanxing Liu

Keywords and Phrases

Seismic site response; Seismic retrofit

Abstract

"The Federal Highway Administration and the Missouri Department of Transportation have funded a project at the University of Missouri-Rolla with the objective of improving earthquake resistance, and mitigation of earthquake damage to roadway transportation network, including loss of bridges and highways. This is to be accomplished by developing new seismic design and assessment methodologies, by improving seismic retrofitting measures, and by exchanging and transferring new technologies. Four major tasks were conducted in this study: characterization of typical sites in the NMSZ, free field site response, seismic performance of embankments, and liquefaction potential analysis of shallow subsurface soils"--Introduction, leaves 1-2.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Pagination

xiii, 210 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 196-209).

Geographic Coverage

New Madrid (Mo.)

Rights

© 2005 Wanxing Liu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Embankments -- Earthquake effects -- Missouri -- New Madrid Region
Soil liquefaction -- Missouri -- New Madrid Region
Earthquake resistant design -- Missouri -- New Madrid Region
Earthquake engineering

Thesis Number

T 8735

Print OCLC #

69941653

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5552495~S5

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