Accession Number : ADA260111


Title :   Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction of Confined Soil Zones: A Centrifuge Study


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Nov 1992


Corporate Author : SCHOFIELD (ANDREW N) AND ASSOCIATES LTD CAMBRIDGE (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Steedman, R S ; Madabhushi, S P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260111.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : Embankments and Levee's form an important civil engineering construction and are widely used for supporting transportation lines, construction of earthen dams, dykes to protect low lying areas etc... Construction of a levee is carried out by compacting layers of soil excavated from close by borrow pits. Due to the construction methods employed in the field, it is possible for a small loose pocket to be present within a densely compacted embankment. If the water table is shallow, the embankment may be under saturated conditions. The seismic behaviour of such an embankment is the subject of the present study.


Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING , *LIQUEFACTION , *EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT STRUCTURES , SEISMOLOGY , EMBANKMENTS , LEVEES , SOIL COMPACTION


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE