Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

The liquefaction potential of sand layers present in river bed alluvium underlying a major embankment dam was evaluated under design earthquake conditions. The results of the field and laboratory investigations and dynamic analysis carried out for this purpose are described in the paper. Recommendations made to ensure the post-earthquake safety of the embankment are presented.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Liquefaction Potential of Sand Layers in Foundations of an Embankment Dam

St. Louis, Missouri

The liquefaction potential of sand layers present in river bed alluvium underlying a major embankment dam was evaluated under design earthquake conditions. The results of the field and laboratory investigations and dynamic analysis carried out for this purpose are described in the paper. Recommendations made to ensure the post-earthquake safety of the embankment are presented.