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Title: Reassessment of liquefaction potential and estimation of earthquake-induced settlements at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Kentucky
Authors: United States. Department of Energy. Oak Ridge Operations Office.
Sykora, David W.
Yule, Donald E.
Keywords: Earthquake engineering
Seismic analyses
Seismic hazard
Site response
Earthquake hazard analysis
Soil consolidation
Soil liquefaction
Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
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-96-6.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: A reassessment of liquefaction potential and an estimate of earthquake-induced, free-field settlements have been conducted for four sites at the DOE Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant located southwest of Paducah, KY. This work follows an initial effort completed in 1990 but uses induced shear stresses calculated in an earthquake site response study in 1993. This allowed a more accurate assessment of liquefaction potential and earthquake induced settlements. The soils and rock at the site consist of a thin veneer of loess· over Pleistocene-age alluvium overlying Tertiary-age deposits and hard limestone. The reassessment indicates that liquefaction of the granular soils is not likely at the four sites studied. Earthquake-induced settlements at the ground surface are expected to be negligible.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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