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Centrifuge testing to evaluate the liquefaction response of air-injected partially saturated soils beneath shallow foundations

Zeybek, A and Madabhushi, SPG (2017) Centrifuge testing to evaluate the liquefaction response of air-injected partially saturated soils beneath shallow foundations. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 15. pp. 339-356. ISSN 1570-761X

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Abstract

© 2016, The Author(s). Earthquake-induced liquefaction of saturated soils continues to cause severe damage to structures with shallow foundations. In recent years, artificially reducing the degree of saturation and forming partially saturated zones within saturated soils has been proposed as a liquefaction mitigation technique. This study experimentally investigates the liquefaction response of air-injected partially saturated soils beneath shallow foundations. A series of centrifuge tests were conducted on the shallow foundations with different bearing pressures. The results of the tests show that the generation of excess pore pressures and consequent liquefaction-induced settlements of shallow foundations were a strong function of the degree of saturation. Forming spatially distributed partially saturated zones in the liquefiable soils limited the development of high excess pore pressures and liquefaction susceptibility of soils, particularly at the higher confining stresses. The reduction in the degree of saturation of soils decreased the depth of liquefied soil layer, and increased the resistance of soil to the bearing capacity failure. On the other hand, the decrease in the degree of saturation of liquefiable soils led the larger accelerations to be transmitted to the foundations through unliquefied soil zones. It is therefore concluded that use of air-injection as a liquefaction mitigation measure does reduce structural settlements, but will have the consequence of larger structural accelerations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:34
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 01:46
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