Accession Number : ADA257466


Title :   Seismic Stability Evaluation of Alben Barkley Lock and Dam Project. Volume 4. Liquefaction Susceptibility Evaluation and Post-Earthquake Strength Determination.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Wahl, Ronald E ; Olsen, Richard S ; Bluhm, Paul F ; Yule, Donald E ; Hynes, Mary E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257466.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 363


Abstract : This report documents the results of seismological, geological, laboratory, field, and analytical investigations conducted to evaluate the liquefaction potential of two earth embankment sections of the Alben Barkley Lock and Dam Project, Kentucky. these sections are representative of those of the main embankment and powerhouse/switch-yard areas. The design earthquake, from the New Madrid Seismic Zone, had a body-wave magnitude of 7.5. Of particular interest in this study was the evaluation of the liquefaction potential of silty sands in the foundation.


Descriptors :   *SAND , *IMPACT STRENGTH , *LIQUEFACTION , *EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING , *STRENGTH(GENERAL) , *DAMS , *WET STRENGTH , *BURSTING STRENGTH , DYNAMICS , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , EMBANKMENTS , KENTUCKY


Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Seismology
      Civil Engineering
      Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE