This study indentified and quantified the nature of the uncertain parameters, and evaluated the effects of their uncertainty on interpretation of the results of the steady-state liquefaction evaluation procedure. Probabilistic analyses show that these uncertain parameters result in significant uncertainty of the shear strength of liquefied soils as evaluated by the steady-state shear strength. The uncertainy is expressed in terms of a reduction factor by which the deterministic steady-state strength would be reduced to yield a steady-state strength with some small probability of being overestimated. The steady-state procedure provides a useful framework for evaluation of liquefaction susceptibiiity and flow slide potential of saturated sands.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1402-19
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  • Accession Number: 00489372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM