Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 1992)

    Blast-Induced Liquefaction of an Alluvial Sand Deposit

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    A series of six different explosive charges ranging from 0.0045 to 9.06 kg were detonated at a depth of 3 m below a sand island in the South Platte River, northeast Colorado. Pore pressure, particle velocity, and residual pore pressure were measured at several locations. Liquefaction was induced in the dense, saturated, coarse sand at a depth of 3.0 m when peak compressive strain exceeded 0.01%, peak particle velocity exceeded 0.16 m/s, or at scaled distances less than 3 m/kg. No residual pore pressure was induced at a peak compressive strain less than 0.002% at peak particle velocity less than 0.03 m/s, or at scaled distances greater than 16 m/k.


    Author Information:

    Charlie, WA
    Professor and geotechnical engineering program leader, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

    Jacobs, PJ
    Geotechnical engineer, Stone and Webster Engineering Corp., Englewood, CO

    Doehring, DO
    Professor and head, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


    Stock #: GTJ10220J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10220J

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    Title Blast-Induced Liquefaction of an Alluvial Sand Deposit
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18