Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The lowlands of India are vulnerable to possible future large earthquakes. The liquefaction strength is estimated using in-situ tests and the factor of safety against liquefaction by comparing the liquefaction strength with cyclic shear stress ratio developed in the deposit during an earthquake. Standard Penetration test (SPT) and Cone Penetration test(CPT) have been most commonly used in-situ tests for characterization of liquefaction resistance. In this study, liquefaction potential is evaluated based on SPT as well as CPT data obtained from the three different locations situated in alluvial lowlands. A large difference in factor of safety against liquefaction is found based on SPT and CPT data. It is observed that CPT data is more reliable for liquefaction potential evaluation because there is no concrete method available in India to convert measured SPT N-value to (N1)60 .

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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Comparison of Liquefaction Potential Evaluation Based on Different Field Tests

San Diego, California

The lowlands of India are vulnerable to possible future large earthquakes. The liquefaction strength is estimated using in-situ tests and the factor of safety against liquefaction by comparing the liquefaction strength with cyclic shear stress ratio developed in the deposit during an earthquake. Standard Penetration test (SPT) and Cone Penetration test(CPT) have been most commonly used in-situ tests for characterization of liquefaction resistance. In this study, liquefaction potential is evaluated based on SPT as well as CPT data obtained from the three different locations situated in alluvial lowlands. A large difference in factor of safety against liquefaction is found based on SPT and CPT data. It is observed that CPT data is more reliable for liquefaction potential evaluation because there is no concrete method available in India to convert measured SPT N-value to (N1)60 .