LIQUEFACTION POTENTIAL MAPPING FOR SAN FRANCISCO.

Edward Kavazanjian, Richard A. Roth, Heriberto Echezuria

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Abstract

The potential of saturated deposits of cohesionless soil in downtown San Francisco to experience initial liquefaction due to seismically induced pore pressure is evaluated. Initial liquefaction, or the zero effective stress state, is used as the index of liquefaction potential because it provides the best available index for damage due to seismically induced pore pressures. Liquefaction potential is evaluated by comparing the conditional probability of liquefaction, or liquefaction susceptibility, to the expected intensity of seismic loading, or liquefaction opportunity. The probabilistic evaluation is made using a liquefaction hazard model developed by Chameau. It must be emphasized that in dense soil deposits the consequences of initial liquefaction may be minimal because of their limited shear strain potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-76
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of geotechnical engineering
Volume111
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Deposits
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Shear strain
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effective stress
Hazards
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LIQUEFACTION POTENTIAL MAPPING FOR SAN FRANCISCO. / Kavazanjian, Edward; Roth, Richard A.; Echezuria, Heriberto.

In: Journal of geotechnical engineering, Vol. 111, No. 1, 01.1985, p. 54-76.

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Kavazanjian, Edward ; Roth, Richard A. ; Echezuria, Heriberto. / LIQUEFACTION POTENTIAL MAPPING FOR SAN FRANCISCO. In: Journal of geotechnical engineering. 1985 ; Vol. 111, No. 1. pp. 54-76.
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