Estimation of liquefaction potential: A case study in San Francisco, California

A. Mussa, E. Satekenova, D. Zhang, S. Thiyyakkandi, J. R. Kim

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Abstract

One of the main issues with the infrastructure construction in seismic regions is liquefaction. This paper reports on a case study of liquefaction evaluation of a proposed building site in San Francisco, California. The risk of liquefaction was assessed considering the following site specific factors: ground water table, liquefaction hazard maps, soil type, soil density, and peak ground acceleration. The analysis revealed that the selected region has low risk of liquefaction. However, it is suggested that the uncertainty associated with the estimation of corrected SPT N value (e.g., spatial variability, other human errors, etc.) should be accounted by incorporating an additional site-specific reduction factor in the estimation of Cyclic Resistance Ratio (CRR) of the soil.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges and Innovations in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 8AYGEC 2016
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages163-165
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781138030077
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 8AYGEC 2016 - Astana, Kazakhstan
Duration: Aug 5 2016Aug 7 2016

Conference

Conference8th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 8AYGEC 2016
CountryKazakhstan
CityAstana
Period8/5/168/7/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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