Liquefaction-Induced Ground Deformations Evaluation Based on Cone Penetration Tests (CPT)


The aim of this paper is to evaluate the liquefaction-induced ground deformations of sand-like soils based on Cone Penetration Tests (CPT) at Semani site, Fieri prefecture in Albania. These tests are performed during the process of investigation of this area, in which a Liquid Natural Gas Terminal-Power Plant was supposed to be built. This paper presents the assessment of the liquefaction and of the liquefaction-induced ground deformations such as lateral spreading displacement and post-liquefaction reconsolidation settlement. The liquefaction-induced lateral spreading and post-liquefaction reconsolidation settlement are estimated based on CPT data according to the method in MNO-12 “soil liquefaction during earthquake”, presented by Idriss and Boulanger (2008). This evaluation is very important and should be taken into consideration for the design of engineering structures that will be constructed in this area. All the calculation’s results are shown in graphs. At the end, there are highlighted some conclusions regarding the liquefaction-induced ground deformations in this site.

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Ndoj, A. , Shkodrani, N. and Hajdari, V. (2014) Liquefaction-Induced Ground Deformations Evaluation Based on Cone Penetration Tests (CPT). World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2, 249-259. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2014.24026.

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