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Evaluating the potential for liquefaction or cyclic failure of silts and clays
Boulanger, Ross W.; Idriss, Izzat M.
UCD/CGM-04/01, University of California, Davis. Center for Geotechnical Modeling, 2004-12, PDF (9.3 MB)
The purpose of the study was to develop rational guidelines and analytical procedures for evaluating the potential for liquefaction or cyclic failure of low-plasticity silts and clays during earthquake loading. The scope of work involved: (1) developing revised liquefaction susceptibility criteria for fine-grained soils, (2) developing analytical procedures for evaluating the cyclic failure potential of clay-like fine-grained soils, and (3) demonstrating these new criteria and procedures through application to case histories.