Soil Liquefaction

A Critical State Approach

By Michael Jefferies, Ken Been

© 2006 – CRC Press

512 pages

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Hardback: 9780419161707
pub: 2006-09-04

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

Mike Jefferies is a chartered civil engineer. Graduating from King’s (London), an interest in theoretical soil mechanics lead to an MSc from Imperial. He has worked for Golder Associates since 1978, with a ten year absence largely at Gulf Canada. Based in Vancouver and an Associate of the company since 1992, Mike is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester.

Ken Been is a chartered civil engineer. Graduating from University of Cape Town, an interest in experimental soil mechanics and a Rhodes Scholarship lead to a PhD at Oxford. He has worked as a geotechnical consultant for Golder Associates since 1981, becoming a Principal of the company in 1991. He is presently based in Houston.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
SCIENCE / Geophysics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Agronomy / Soil Science