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|Title:||Earthquake engineering site characterization : proceedings of research needs workshop|
|Authors:||Earthquake Engineering Site Characterization-Research Needs Workshop (1995 : Vicksburg, Miss.)|
Earthquake Engineering Research Program (U.S.)
Koester, J. P.
Holmes, Tina L.
|Keywords:||Engineering properties of soils|
In situ tests
National Geotechnical Test Sites
Spectral analysis of swface waves
|Publisher:||Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-97-21.|
Abstract: The Earthquake Engineering Site Characterization-Research Needs Workshop was held at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) 27 and 28 June 1995 to bring together technical specialists from WES, Corps of Engineers Districts, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), and academia to solicit input for development of improved geophysical techniques for earthquake engineering site characterization. The ultimate goal of the work unit is to develop tools to assist Corps of Engineers agencies responsible for safe, cost-effective design of reservoir dams and other critical water resource and navigation facilities in their determination of accurate engineering site condition parameters. The focus of the work unit is on in situ technologies. Objectives for the workshop and subsequent research in the sponsoring work unit included: (1.) consensus of attendees on the definition and causes of liquefaction during earthquakes; (2.) selection of desirable characteristics of a test site for evaluation of geophysical techniques; and (3.) determination of criteria for test site credibility. This report summarizes presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. Hard copies of presentation materials and available papers are provided in appendices. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
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