Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

The geotechnical characteristic of the soil layers is one of the main factors influencing liquefaction potential of the ground. The standard penetration test (SPT), had been extensively used to measure the in-situ soil properties due to its simplicity and availability all over the world in the majority of the liquefaction studies. Nevertheless, it suffers horn some shortcomings in comparison with another in-situ test called cone penetration test (CPT). In order to compare the liquefaction potential evaluated based on the SPT data with those based on the CPT data, a specific site in the southern parts of Iran, have been selected and studied. The geotechnical characteristics of the site have been measured both from SPT and CPT methods, and for the same seismicity condition, the liquefaction potential was estimated using the SPT and CPT based evaluation methods. At the end some correlations were derived between the obtained results and their validities were discussed.

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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Correlation Between Liquefaction Potential Using SPT and CPT Data in a Specific Site in Iran

San Diego, California

The geotechnical characteristic of the soil layers is one of the main factors influencing liquefaction potential of the ground. The standard penetration test (SPT), had been extensively used to measure the in-situ soil properties due to its simplicity and availability all over the world in the majority of the liquefaction studies. Nevertheless, it suffers horn some shortcomings in comparison with another in-situ test called cone penetration test (CPT). In order to compare the liquefaction potential evaluated based on the SPT data with those based on the CPT data, a specific site in the southern parts of Iran, have been selected and studied. The geotechnical characteristics of the site have been measured both from SPT and CPT methods, and for the same seismicity condition, the liquefaction potential was estimated using the SPT and CPT based evaluation methods. At the end some correlations were derived between the obtained results and their validities were discussed.