Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

A set of piezometers were embedded in sand deposits on a reclaimed island in Tokyo Bay and a seismograph was placed on the ground surface nearby in order to monitor insitu pore water pressures simultaneously with the horizontal accelerations during earthquakes. During the September 25, 1980 earthquake, the instruments registered increases of pore water pressures corresponding to 19% and 16 % of the effective confining pressure at depths of 6.0 m and 14.0 m, respectively. At the same time, a maximum horizontal acceleration of 95 gal was registered at the ground surface.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Poor Water Pressure Rises during Earthquakes

St. Louis, Missouri

A set of piezometers were embedded in sand deposits on a reclaimed island in Tokyo Bay and a seismograph was placed on the ground surface nearby in order to monitor insitu pore water pressures simultaneously with the horizontal accelerations during earthquakes. During the September 25, 1980 earthquake, the instruments registered increases of pore water pressures corresponding to 19% and 16 % of the effective confining pressure at depths of 6.0 m and 14.0 m, respectively. At the same time, a maximum horizontal acceleration of 95 gal was registered at the ground surface.