Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The city of Catania in Sicily (Italy) been destroyed in the past by the 1169 earthquake with XI MCS intensity, the 1693 earthquake with X MCS intensity and the 1818 earthquake with VIII MCS intensity. The standard approach for the evaluation of the liquefaction susceptibility is based on the estimation of a safety factor between the cyclic shear resistance to liquefaction and the earthquake induced shear stress. The liquefaction potential index has been evaluated in the area of the Catania port, near Saint Giuseppe La Rena, that experienced liquefaction because of the 1693 and 1818 earthquake. The site under study has been characterized by means of boreholes, in situ and laboratory tests. Liquefaction susceptibility has been evaluated by means of a procedure prescribed by the new Italian Code.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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SPT-Based Evaluation of Soil Liquefaction Risk

San Diego, California

The city of Catania in Sicily (Italy) been destroyed in the past by the 1169 earthquake with XI MCS intensity, the 1693 earthquake with X MCS intensity and the 1818 earthquake with VIII MCS intensity. The standard approach for the evaluation of the liquefaction susceptibility is based on the estimation of a safety factor between the cyclic shear resistance to liquefaction and the earthquake induced shear stress. The liquefaction potential index has been evaluated in the area of the Catania port, near Saint Giuseppe La Rena, that experienced liquefaction because of the 1693 and 1818 earthquake. The site under study has been characterized by means of boreholes, in situ and laboratory tests. Liquefaction susceptibility has been evaluated by means of a procedure prescribed by the new Italian Code.