Investigation of Soil Liquefaction Potential around Efteni Lake in Duzce Turkey: Using Empirical Relationships between Shear Wave Velocity and SPT Blow Count (N)


Ates A., KESKİN İ. , TOTİÇ E., YEŞİL B.

ADVANCES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2014/290858
  • Dergi Adı: ADVANCES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Özet

Evaluation of the liquefaction potential of a liquefaction-prone area is important for geotechnical earthquake engineering, both for assessment for site selection and for planning and new constructions. The liquefaction potential index for the city of Duzce in northwestern Turkey using the empirical relationships between the Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and the Shear Wave Velocity Test (V-s) was investigated in this study. After, V-s values based on SPT blow counts (N) were obtained from the alluvial soils in the city of Duzce. The liquefaction potential indexes of the soils were determined using the empirical relationships between the Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and the Shear Wave Velocity Test (V-s) calculating for a probable earthquake of M-w = 7.2. In the result of the study, the liquefaction potential index (LPI) values were interpreted and compared evaluating the SPT N blow count values obtained from the study area. Based on the empirical relationships assumed for the soils, it was observed that there was not a perfect agreement between the results of the two methods. The liquefaction potential index values using the SPT N blow counts were found to be lower than those of the V-s method.