Estimation of liquefaction-induced horizontal displacements using artificial neural networks

M. Chiru-Danzer, C. H. Juang, R. A. Christopher, J. Suber

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In the present study, artificial neural network (ANN) models based on field performance data are developed for predicting liquefaction-induced horizontal displacements. A database consisting of 443 measurements of horizontal displacements forms the basis for ANN modeling and analysis. The ANN model resulted in predictive capabilities that surpass those of published methods. A sensitivity analysis of the ANN model is conducted to evaluate the effect of each individual input variable on the calculated horizontal displacement. The newly developed ANN model is compared with and shown to be more accurate than other existing methods in predicting liquefaction-induced horizontal displacements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-207
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001


  • Artificial neural networks
  • Lateral spreading
  • Liquefaction


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