Masters Theses

Title

An investigation into the liquefaction potential of tsunamis and storm surges on coastal deposits

Abstract

"Historic earthquakes have been recorded in other regions besides the San Andreas Fault in the West coast and the New Madrid Seismic Zone in Missouri. These earthquakes have left behind liquefaction features which are now being studied by researchers in an attempt to identify paleoliquefaction features and thereby to ascertain prehistoric seismicity of a region, especially where there are few surface manifestations of faults and the recurrence intervals of large earthquakes are usually longer than the historical record. But the cause for liquefaction could be seismic or non-seismic. This research investigates if ocean wave pounding can cause pore pressure increase that may lead to liquefaction"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Whitworth, T. M. (Thomas M.)

Committee Member(s)

Cawlfield, Jeffrey D.
Rogers, J. David

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geological Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Pagination

vii, 154 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 65).

Rights

© 2006 Sandhya Harikrishnan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Paleoseismology
Soil liquefaction -- Mathematical models
Storm surges -- Forecasting -- Mathematical models
Tsunamis -- Forecasting -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 9088

Print OCLC #

123907891

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5848553~S5

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