SOIL IMPROVEMENT FOR EARTHQUAKE HAZARD MITIGATION

This publication contains the eight papers presented at two Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE sponsored sessions held in conjunction with the 1995 ASCE Annual Convention, San Diego, California, October 22-26, 1995. A keynote paper reviews the performance of over 30 improved soil sites during recent earthquakes including the 1989 Loma Prieta, 1994 Northridge, and 1995 Hyogoken Nambu (Kobe) quakes. The topics covered by the papers include dynamic properties of chemically grouted sands, explosive densification of loose saturated sands, and stone columns. The papers are as follows: Performance of Improved Ground During Earthquakes, J.K. Mitchell, C.D.P. Baxter, and T.C. Munson; Liquefaction and Dynamic Properties of Grouted Sand, M.H. Maher and N. Gucunski; New Insights into Explosive Compaction of Loose, Saturated, Cohesionless Soils, W.A. Narin van Court and J.K. Mitchell; Permeability and Shear Wave Velocity of Vibro-Replacement Stone Columns, J.I. Baez and G. Martin; Bottom-Feed Stone Columns, Wet Replacement Construction Method: Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam Modifications, M.G. Allen, R. Jones, and F.B. Gularte; Quality Control of Stone Columns in Variable Soils, A.M. Yourman, Jr., H.K. Rashidi, C.M. Diaz, and L.M. Owaidat; Verification of Stone Column Construction, Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, R.H. Kelsic, M.G. Stevens, and F.G. Mclean; and Mariner Square Bulkhead Ground Improvement-A Case History, E.J. Swenson, D.L. Boley, M.A. Pagano, and S. Wyatt. A Subject Index and an Author Index are provided.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784401233
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Geotechnical SP No. 49
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 1996 12:00AM