Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

Assessing liquefaction potential, in situ screening, and remediation of non-plastic silty soils are difficult problems. Presence of silt particles among the sand grains in silty soils affects the soil response in each of the above cases in different ways. First part of this paper addresses the effects of silt content on liquefaction resistance, hydraulic conductivity, and coefficient of consolidation of silty soils compared to clean sand. Secondly it addresses the effects of silt content and consolidation characteristics on cone resistance of silty soils and sand. A relationship between normalized cone resistance, liquefaction resistance, and consolidation characteristics is presented. The third part of the paper focuses on the effects of silt content and soil permeability on the effectiveness of dynamic compaction (DC) and vibratory stone column (SC) supplemented with wick drains to densify silty soils and mitigate liquefaction..

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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Liquefaction, Screening, and Remediation of Silty Soils

San Diego, California

Assessing liquefaction potential, in situ screening, and remediation of non-plastic silty soils are difficult problems. Presence of silt particles among the sand grains in silty soils affects the soil response in each of the above cases in different ways. First part of this paper addresses the effects of silt content on liquefaction resistance, hydraulic conductivity, and coefficient of consolidation of silty soils compared to clean sand. Secondly it addresses the effects of silt content and consolidation characteristics on cone resistance of silty soils and sand. A relationship between normalized cone resistance, liquefaction resistance, and consolidation characteristics is presented. The third part of the paper focuses on the effects of silt content and soil permeability on the effectiveness of dynamic compaction (DC) and vibratory stone column (SC) supplemented with wick drains to densify silty soils and mitigate liquefaction..