A round-robin centrifuge model test for an identical saturated sloping deposit with various initial conditions was conducted in the framework of liquefaction experiments and analysis project (LEAP) with 10 international institutes. To pursue two main objectives: (1) the validation of the generalized scaling law (GSL); and, (2) the development of additional experimental data that fill the gaps in the previous LEAP, each institute was assigned two tests, identical in prototype scale: a model following the generalized scaling law and a model following conventional centrifuge scaling law. The test results show a significant match in the dynamic behavior of these models, which validates the applicability of the GSL under given conditions. However, in this study, a deviation is observed when the surface ground deformation becomes larger (i.e., 250 mm). The trend surface that correlates peak amplitude of input acceleration (PGAeff), the relative density of the ground (Dr_qc(2.0 m)), and surface lateral displacement (Ux) is updated and confirmed with new data sets.
- Lateral spreading
- Scaling law
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Soil Science