Effect of soil permeability on centrifuge modeling of pile response to latehal spreading

Lenart González, Tarek Abdoun, Ricardo Dobry

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Liquefaction-induced lateral spreading continues to be a major cause of damage to deep foundations. Currently there is a huge uncertainty associated with the maximum lateral pressures and forces applied by the liquefied soil to deep foundations. Furthermore, recent centrifuge and 1g shaking table tests of pile foundations indicate that the permeability of the liquefied sand is an extremely important and poorly understood factor. This article presents experimental results and analysis of one of the centrifuge tests that were conducted at the 150 g-ton RPI centrifuge to investigate the effect of soil permeability in the response of single piles and pile groups to lateral spreading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-60
Number of pages11
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number145
StatePublished - 2006
EventSeismic Performance and Simulation of Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground - Workshop - Davis, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2005Mar 18 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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