A risk analysis has been developed for studying the likelihood of earthquake-induced ground failure by liquefaction. In this analysis, a new empirical method for evaluating the liquefaction potential at a site is employed. The method is based on interpretation of case histories in terms of earthquake magnitude and hypocentral distance. Employing this method, the probability of liquefaction at a site, as a function of earthquake magnitude and hypocentral distance, is first evaluated and then integrated over all magnitudes and distances of interest to obtain the total overall annual probability of liquefaction at the site. An example study is included in which the overall risk of liquefaction at a site is evaluated. /ASCE/

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    • This paper was presented at the October 17-21, 1977, ASCE Annual Convention, Exposition and Continuing Education Program, held at San Francisco, California.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Yegian, M K
    • Whitman, R V
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00179313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13900 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM