Title

Soil Improvement for Damage Mitigation Along Izmit Bay During the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake

Abstract

Ground treatment has been widely used to mitigate earthquake damages at poor soil sites. Following the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake in Turkey (MW = 7A), we studied the performance of industrial and commercial sites along Izmit Bay that had been improved. Soil conditions along the Bay consist of soft, weak soils that increase damage potential. Four sites presented here showed that soil treatment was effective in mitigating damage.

Meeting Name

2nd International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, GEDMAR08 (2008: May 30-Jun. 2, Nanjing, China)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Accidents; Earthquakes; Geotechnical Engineering; Patient Rehabilitation, Commercial Sites; Damage Potentials; Earthquake Damages; Ground Treatments; Izmit Bays; Soil Conditions; Soil Improvements; Soil Sites; Soil Treatments; Weak Soils, Soils

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-703021634-2

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, All rights reserved.

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