Liquefaction Analysis in a GIS Environment

by R. Luna, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geographic Information Systems and their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering


Liquefaction has been identified as one of the seismic hazards that brings great damage to property and infrastructure, and loss of life. The need for liquefaction analysis that works within a framework that includes other seismic hazards and the factors affected by these hazards is becoming more and more important when trying to mitigate their consequences. It is important to recognize that there are several ways to evaluate the potential for liquefaction at a site. A geographic information system (GIS) provides a platform where seismic hazards and the factors affected by these hazards can be geographically referenced.

Subject Headings: Soil liquefaction | Geographic information systems | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Risk management | Information systems | Spatial analysis | Damage (structural)

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