Mapping liquefaction-induced ground failure potential in Charleston Quadrangle, South Carolina

David Kun Li, C. Hsein Juang

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Abstract

Ground failures induced by liquefaction, revealed through surface manifestation such as sand boiling, ground settlement, and lateral spreading, may cause severe damage to buildings, bridges, and lifelines. Mapping liquefaction-induced ground failure potential in a city or part of a city is thus an important task. This paper presents a methodology by which the ground failure potential can be effectively and efficiently evaluated using the cone penetration test (CPT) data. The methodology can be applied to preparing a ground failure potential map, and in this paper, it is first validated through a case study of the ground failure potential in Yuanlin, a town that suffered severe liquefaction damage in the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake. The methodology is then applied to mapping the ground failure potential in Charleston Quadrangle, South Carolina.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Pages3368-3377
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2006
Event8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 18 Apr 200622 Apr 2006

Publication series

Name8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Volume6

Conference

Conference8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period18/04/0622/04/06

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