Volume 32, Issue 1 (January 2009)

    Evaluation of Shear Wave Velocity Based Soil Liquefaction Resistance Criteria by Centrifuge Tests

    (Received 14 September 2006; accepted 3 July 2008)

    Published Online: 2008

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    A new technique has been developed for the evaluation of shear wave velocity based soil liquefaction resistance criteria by centrifuge tests. It involves the application of bender elements in centrifuge tests to measure shear wave velocity while investigating the liquefaction features of a saturated model. A total of six models were tested. Shear wave velocity and shear modulus profiles of the models were obtained. Currently used case history based soil liquefaction criteria were examined. The results show that there is an obvious difference in soil liquefaction resistance before and after the application of an earthquake. It is concluded that currently used case history based soil liquefaction resistance criteria developed from the mixed parameters measured before and after earthquakes need to be modified to take into account this difference.


    Author Information:

    Fu, Lei
    HNTB Corporation, 75 State Street, Boston, MA 02109, formerly Graduate Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

    Liu, Gang
    Department of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

    Zeng, Xiangwu
    Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland


    Stock #: GTJ100803

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ100803

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    Title Evaluation of Shear Wave Velocity Based Soil Liquefaction Resistance Criteria by Centrifuge Tests
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