Soil Improvement for Damage Mitigation Along Izmit Bay During the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake
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.
J. R. Martin and C. G. Olgun, "Soil Improvement for Damage Mitigation Along Izmit Bay During the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake," Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation (2008, Nanjing, China), pp. 709-716, Springer Verlag, Jun 2008.
2nd International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, GEDMAR08 (2008: May 30-Jun. 2, Nanjing, China)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental 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)
Article - Conference proceedings
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01 Jun 2008