Preliminary Guidelines for Liquefaction Assessment Using Shear Wave Velocity.
Preliminary Guidelines for Liquefaction Assessment Using
Shear Wave Velocity.
Andrus, R. D.; Stokoe, K. H., II
NIST SP 904; August 1996.
U.S./Japan Natural Resources Development Program (UJNR).
Wind and Seismic Effects. Joint Meeting of the
U.S./Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources
Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, 28th. May 14-17,
1996, Gaithersburg, MD, Raufaste, N. J., Jr., Editor(s),
77-83 pp, 1996.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-104376
building technology; earthquake engineering; in situ
measurements; seismic testing; shear wave velocity; soil
This paper presents preliminary guidelines for assessing
the liquefaction resistance of soils using small-strain
shear wave velocity. The guidelines are based on field
performance data from 17 earthquakes and in situ shear
wave velocity measurements at over 40 different sites in
soils ranging from sandy gravel with cobbles to profiles
including silty clay layers. Additional data are needed
from denser soil sites shaken by stronger ground motions
to further validate the proposed liquefaction potential