Analysis of Liquefaction Potential by Insitu Testing

by I. H. Wong, Nanyang Technological Inst, Singapore,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering


This paper describes the results of insitu testing performed to assess the liquefaction potential of a sand formation at a site for a proposed large industrial facility in East Central China. The site is located in a seismically active region. The site is underlain by alluvial deposits down to a depth of about 58 m. The sand layers in question are present at a depth of about 10 m below ground surface. Insitu testing performed included standard penetration testing, cone penetration testing and cross hole shear wave velocity measurements. Analysis of the results from these three insitu testing methods indicated that the sand layers in question are not likely to liquefy.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Penetration tests | Soil liquefaction | Shear waves | Wave velocity | Wave measurement | Soil analysis | Shear tests | China | Asia

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