Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

During the Hokkaido-Nansei-Oki Earthquake, a high-land area around the foot of the volcano, Mt. Komagatake, in Hokkaido in Northern Japan experienced liquefaction phenomena inflicting damages of differential settlement in some tens of houses in the area. Several kinds of geotechnical site investigations were carried out to study the cause of the damage in a typical liquefaction site. Trenching and geological survey disclosed that Holocene debris avalanche deposit containing a plenty of large rocks actually liquefied. The undrained cyclic triaxial test was carried out on large intact samples taken out by the in-situ freezing sampling. The stress ratio measured in the test was in accordance with the seismic induced stress ratio estimated from the maximum acceleration in the area.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Liquefaction Case Study of Volcanic Gravel Layer during 1993 Hokkaido-Nansei-Oki Earthquake

St. Louis, Missouri

During the Hokkaido-Nansei-Oki Earthquake, a high-land area around the foot of the volcano, Mt. Komagatake, in Hokkaido in Northern Japan experienced liquefaction phenomena inflicting damages of differential settlement in some tens of houses in the area. Several kinds of geotechnical site investigations were carried out to study the cause of the damage in a typical liquefaction site. Trenching and geological survey disclosed that Holocene debris avalanche deposit containing a plenty of large rocks actually liquefied. The undrained cyclic triaxial test was carried out on large intact samples taken out by the in-situ freezing sampling. The stress ratio measured in the test was in accordance with the seismic induced stress ratio estimated from the maximum acceleration in the area.