Foreword by E.T.R. DeannnPrefacennAcknowledgementsnnList of symbolsnn1. Well known simplified modelsn1.1 Introductionn1.2 Source models of energy release by tectonic faultn1.3 Sliding block model of co-seismic permanent slope displacementn1.4 Single degree of freedom oscillator for vibration of a structure on rigid basen1.5 Summarynn2. Soil propertiesn2.1 Introductionn2.2 Cyclic shear stiffness and material dampingn2.3 Static shear strengths of soilsn2.4 Cyclic shear strengths of soilsn2.5 The equivalent number of cycles conceptn2.6 Water permeability and volumetric compressibilityn2.7 Summarynn3. Seismic excitationn3.1 Introductionn3.2 Seismic hazardn3.3 Factors affecting seismic hazardn3.4 Short term seismic hazard assessmentn3.5 Long term seismic hazard assessmentn3.6 Summarynn4. Slope stability and displacementn4.1 Introductionn4.2 Slope stabilityn4.3 Shear beam model for reversible displacement analysisn4.4 Sliding block models for permanent displacement analysisn4.5 Bouncing ball model of rock fall n4.6 Simplified model for soil and rock avalanches, debris run-out and fast spreads analysisn4.7 Summarynn5. Sand liquefaction and flown5.1 Introductionn5.2 Conventional empirical methodsn5.3 Rotating cylinder model for liquefaction potential analysis of slopesn5.4 Rolling cylinder model for analysis of flow failuresn5.5 Summarynn6. Dynamic soil - foundation interactionn6.1 Introductionn6.2 Advanced and empirical methodsn6.3 Discrete element modelsn6.4 Single degree of freedom oscillator on flexible base for piled foundations and flexural retaining wallsn6.5 Summarynn7. Bearing capacity and additional settlement of shallow foundationn7.1 Introduction7.2 Bearing capacity: pseudo-static approachesn7.3 Bearing capacity: effects of sub-surface liquefactionn7.4 Bearing capacity: effects of structural inertia and eccentricity of loadn7.5 Additional settlement in granular soilsn7.6 Summarynn8. Seismic wave propagation effect on tunnels and shaftsn8.1 Introductionn8.2 Wave propagation effect on cut and cover tunnels and shaftsn8.3 Wave refraction effect on deep tunnels and shaftsn8.4 Summarynn9. Comments on some frequent liquefaction potential mitigation measuresn9.1 Introductionn9.2 Stone columnsn9.3 Soil mixingn9.4 Excess water pressure relief wellsn9.5 SummarynnAppendices - Ms Excel workbooks on compact disknnReferencesnnIndex
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This volume describes simplified dynamic analyses that bridge the gap between the rather limited provisions of design codes and the rather eclectic methods used in sophisticated analyses. Graphs and spreadsheets are included for the ease and speed of use of simplified analyses of:
soil slope (in)stability and displacements caused by earthquakes,
sand liquefaction and flow caused by earthquakes,
dynamic soil-foundation interaction,
bearing capacity and additional settlement of shallow foundations,
earthquake motion effects on tunnels and shafts,
frequent liquefaction potential mitigation measures.
A number of comments on the assumptions used in different methods, limitation and factors affecting the results are given. Several case histories are also included in the appendices in order to assess the accuracy and usefulness of the simplified methods.
This work is of interest to geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, earthquake engineers and students.
Practical (hands on) use for everyday designs and analyses by the engineersSimplified solutions for very complex problems in geotechnical earthquake engineeringIncludes all major subjects of geotechnical earthquake engineering