Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

The Loma Prieta Earthquake ground motions recorded on Treasure Island, a man-made fill in San Francisco Bay were considerably greater than on the adjacent Yerba Buena rock outcrop. The Yerba Buena motions were used as input to the computer program SHAKE90 for computing soil amplification at Treasure Island. Shear wave propagation velocities were obtained by seismic cone penetration testing. Reasonable agreement was observed between the computed and recorded accelerations at the strong motion recording station. The maximum computed accelerations around the island ranged from 0.13 to 0.20 g's. The degree of damage at various locations on the island correlated somewhat with the maximum computed accelerations.

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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Soil Amplification at Treasure Island During the Loma Prieta Earthquake

St. Louis, Missouri

The Loma Prieta Earthquake ground motions recorded on Treasure Island, a man-made fill in San Francisco Bay were considerably greater than on the adjacent Yerba Buena rock outcrop. The Yerba Buena motions were used as input to the computer program SHAKE90 for computing soil amplification at Treasure Island. Shear wave propagation velocities were obtained by seismic cone penetration testing. Reasonable agreement was observed between the computed and recorded accelerations at the strong motion recording station. The maximum computed accelerations around the island ranged from 0.13 to 0.20 g's. The degree of damage at various locations on the island correlated somewhat with the maximum computed accelerations.