Assessment of liquefaction triggering: The UBC3D-PLM constitutive model versus semi-empirical methods based on SPT-N values

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Abstract

Liquefaction is one of the main causes of deformation in medium- to low-density sand deposits in highly seismic zones. Due to the high cost of obtaining unaltered sand samples, the liquefaction potential is commonly determined through semi-empirical methods in terms of the N-SPT. Numerical modelling is a complementary analysis tool that, together with a constitutive model such as UBC3D-PLM, allows liquefaction in sands to be evaluated under different conditions. In this study, the cyclic resistance ratios of sands of different densities were determined using semi-empirical methods and numerical modelling. The modelling was performed with the UBC3D-PLM model using a 'user material' subroutine in the Plaxis 2D software package. Based on the results, a comparative analysis of the different methods was carried out and a good fit of the UBC3D-PLM model to historical liquefaction records was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10061-10071
Number of pages11
JournalElectronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Volume20
Issue number18
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Liquefaction triggering
  • SPT
  • Sand
  • UBC3D-PLM

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