Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

Laboratory measurement using CCD camera was conducted to trace the sedimentation process of sand grains in a liquefied model layer. The purpose of this measurement was basically intended to obtain a visual evidence of appearance of suspended state in upper part of the liquefied soil. For this purpose, glass bead particles were used as model ground material. The test results prevailed that the glass bead grains were suspended in pore water at the instant when complete liquefaction was brought about to the layer, then they began to settle in the water. The measured pore water kept high value until grains ceased moving. And the moving velocity was far slower than that estimated by Stokes equation for sedimentation of single particle. From these findings, a predicting method was proposed to obtain the compressibility of liquefied sand layer and the continuation time of suspended state of grains.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Compressibility of Liquefied Sand

San Diego, California

Laboratory measurement using CCD camera was conducted to trace the sedimentation process of sand grains in a liquefied model layer. The purpose of this measurement was basically intended to obtain a visual evidence of appearance of suspended state in upper part of the liquefied soil. For this purpose, glass bead particles were used as model ground material. The test results prevailed that the glass bead grains were suspended in pore water at the instant when complete liquefaction was brought about to the layer, then they began to settle in the water. The measured pore water kept high value until grains ceased moving. And the moving velocity was far slower than that estimated by Stokes equation for sedimentation of single particle. From these findings, a predicting method was proposed to obtain the compressibility of liquefied sand layer and the continuation time of suspended state of grains.