Stress-strain response of the LEAP-2015 centrifuge tests and numerical predictions

Mourad Zeghal, Nithyagopal Goswami, Bruce L. Kutter, Majid T. Manzari, Tarek Abdoun, Pedro Arduino, Richard Armstrong, Michael Beaty, Yun Min Chen, Alborz Ghofrani, Stuart Haigh, Wen Yi Hung, Susumu Iai, Panagiota Kokkali, Chung Jung Lee, Gopal Madabhushi, Tetsuo Tobita, Kyohei Ueda, Yan Guo Zhou, Katerina Ziotopoulou

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The Liquefaction Experiments and Analysis Projects (LEAP) is an international effort to produce a set of high quality test data and to then use it in a validation exercise of existing computational models and simulation procedures for soil liquefaction analysis. A validation effort (LEAP-GWU 2015) was undertaken using a benchmark centrifuge model of a sloping deposit tested in a rigid-wall container. This article presents and discusses the shear stress-strain responses and effective stress paths of the LEAP-GW 2015 centrifuge tests and numerical predictions (including an assessment of the effects of the rigid boundaries).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)804-818
Number of pages15
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
StatePublished - Oct 2018


  • Centrifuge
  • Liquefaction
  • Stress-strain response
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science


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