Doctoral Dissertations


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


Wanxing Liu

Keywords and Phrases

Seismic site response; Seismic retrofit


"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, pages 1-2.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005


xiii, 210 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-209).

Geographic Coverage

New Madrid (Mo.)


© 2005 Wanxing Liu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




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 #


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