Reliability analysis of liquefaction potential of soils using standard penetration test

Charng Hsein Juang, Sunny Ye Fang, David Kun Li

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Earthquake-induced liquefaction of soils may cause ground failure such as surface settlement, lateral spreading, sand boils, and flow failures, which, in turn, may cause damage to buildings, bridges, and lifelines. Examples of such structural damage due to soil liquefaction have been extensively reported in the last four decades. As stated in Kramer (1996), “some of the most spectacular examples of earthquake damage have occurred when soil deposits have lost their strength and appeared to flow as fluids.” During liquefaction, “the strength of the soil is reduced, often drastically, to the point where it is unable to support structures or remain stable.”

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationComputations and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)0213934245, 9781482265811
ISBN (Print)0415396301, 9780415396301
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


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