DETERMINATION OF SEISMICALLY INDUCED SOIL LIQUEFACTION POTENTIAL AT PROPOSED BRIDGE SITES: VOLUME I--THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS

The technical report contains two volumes. Volume I gives a technical treatment of seismically induced liquefaction of cohesionless saturated soils. Volume II presents data in a format to be of use as an aid to bridge planners. Specific information is given to estimate earthquake motion and soil strength. Volume I is divided into nine chapters covering soil parameters which affect liquefaction, dynamic properties of soils, summary of methods to predict liquefaction, field and laboratory methods for determining soil parameters, site earthquake motion, soil displacement consequences of liquefaction,and observed bridge damage. Volume I presents a technique for evaluation of probability of liquefaction and possible criteria for siting of bridges.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Construction Battalion Center

    Civil Engineering Laboratory, Point Mugu
    Port Hueneme, CA  USA  93043
  • Authors:
    • Ferritto, J M
    • Forrest, J B
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 305 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77-127 Final Rpt., FCP 35A2-082
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-5-3-0208
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM