Calibration of SPT- and CPT-based liquefaction evaluation methods

Caroline J. Chen, C. Hsein Juang

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In this study, existing and newly developed SPT- and CPT-based simplified methods for liquefaction potential evaluation are calibrated with field performance databases. The calibration is carried out through probabilistic analyses of all cases in the associated database, which results in risk-based methods for liquefaction potential evaluation. The risk-based approach is applied to the SPT- and CPT-based databases from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake published recently by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-64
Number of pages16
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number97
StatePublished - 2000
EventThe 2000 Geotechnical Specialty Conference 'Innovations and Applications in Geotechnical Site Characterization' - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 5 Aug 20008 Aug 2000


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