Masters Theses

Alternative Title

Evaluation of liquefaction induced lateral spreading in the midwest

Abstract

"The Central United States is home to several seismically active regions: the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, the South Central Illinois Seismic Zone, and the New Madrid Seismic Zone. All three of these regions are capable of inducing large ground motion throughout the Mississippi Valley and along the eastern border of Missouri. This has been supported by many paleoseismic studies conducted throughout the region, which have identified numerous instances of liquefaction phenomena. The fluvial deposition process associated with the Mississippi river valley makes it a prime location for possible liquefaction and lateral spreading effects. However, there are few studies pertaining to lateral spreading phenomena in the Midwest. This thesis investigates the current state-of-practice in lateral spreading estimation and determines an evaluation process adequate for the specific needs of the Midwest. A bridge site along the Mississippi River, the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, is evaluated for lateral spreading and recommendations for the applicability of the process to the Midwest are made"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Luna, Ronaldo

Committee Member(s)

Belarbi, Abdeldjelil
Rogers, J. David
Ge, Yu-Ning (Louis)

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Pagination

x, 116 pages

Geographic Coverage

Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge (East Cape Girardeau, Ill., and Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
Middle West

Rights

© 2010 Kermit Nathanial Applegate, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Paleoseismology -- Middle West
Soil dynamics
Soil liquefaction -- Case studies -- Middle West

Thesis Number

T 9600

Print OCLC #

680043691

Electronic OCLC #

793117363

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