Soil liquefaction is a major concern in areas of the world subject to seismic activity or other repeated vibration loads. This book brings together a large body of information on the topic, and presents it within a unified and simple framework. The result is a book which will provide the practising civil engineer with a very sound understanding of soil liquefaction.
1. Introduction 2. Dilitancy and the State Parameter 3. Constitutive Modelling for Liquefaction 4. Measuring State Parameter in situ 5. Soil Variability and Characteristic States 6. Static Liquefaction and Post Liquefaction Strength 7. Cyclic Stress Induced Liquefaction 8. Concluding Remarks. References. Appendix A: Stress and Strain Measures Appendix B: Laboratory Testing to Determine the Critical State of Sands Appendix C: The Critical Friction Ratio M Appendix D: Norsand Derivations Appendix E: Calibration Chamber Test Data Appendix F: Some Case Histories Involving Flow Liquefaction