A Stochastic tool for soil liquefaction

Ural D.

30th IAHS World Congress on Housing, Coimbra, Portugal, 9 - 13 September 2002, pp.17-26 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Coimbra
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-26
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Housing Construction has numerous factors of consideration, and if located in an active earthquake zone, liquefaction potential must be taken into account. The liquefaction potential of soil is determined by factors including characteristics of earthquakes and soil material properties. A few of these factors are the geologic and seismic past of the soil, the depth of its water table; the frequency content, magnitude and duration of the earthquake; and soil structure, density, and grain characteristics. These stated characteristics, that impact liquefaction potential, have an important common factor: uncertainty. This inherent uncertainty can be modeled by non-Gaussian stochastic field generation techniques. A stochastic field method and liquefaction assessment application are presented.