CPT based liquefaction resistance of sandy soils

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Abstract

Stark and Olson (1995) compiled 180 field case histories of liquefaction and non-liquefaction to develop relationships between liquefaction resistance and corrected CPT tip resistance. In developing some of these case histories, more than one elevation within a single sounding was evaluated. Herein, these case histories have been re-evaluated so that one sounding provides only one case history, reducing the original database to 80 cases. Furthermore, 92 additional case histories of liquefaction and non-liquefaction have been added to the revised database. The revised database now contains 172 independent field case histories of liquefaction and non-liquefaction, and confirms the liquefaction resistance relationships proposed by Stark and Olson (1995). This study also concludes that the procedure of utilizing more than one elevation within a single sounding for evaluating liquefaction resistance is justified. This practice is especially applicable to CPT soundings that penetrate deposits of significantly different geologic age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-333
Number of pages9
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number75 I
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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