The many large earthquakes of the last decade, including the series in Christchurch in 2010-2011 and the Tohoku earthquake in Japan, have focused even greater attention on the cyclic behaviour of soils during these events.
The many large earthquakes of the last decade, including the series in Christchurch in 2010-2011 and the Tohoku earthquake in Japan, have focused even greater attention on the cyclic behaviour of soils during these events. Great advances have recently been made on all aspects of soil dynamics, from the prediction of liquefaction based on site investigation to the impact of shaking on geotechnical systems.
The Géotechnique Symposium in Print took place at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 15 June 2015 and provided a forum to discuss the latest advances in the area of geotechnical earthquake engineering. These proceedings bring together the international research presented at the symposium and a number of related papers which were published in earlier issues of Géotechnique. The papers selected for the symposium covered a wide range of topics, including:
· dynamic response of geotechnical systems;
· prediction of liquefaction and evaluation of its impacts; and
· seismic stability of slopes.
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering provides researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to the recent advances in this area from an international perspective.
Field behaviour of soils during earthquakes
Assessment of CPT-based methods for liquefaction evaluation in a Liquefaction Potential Index (LPI) framework
R. A. Green, Virginia Tech, USA
Correlation between liquefaction resistance and shear wave velocity of granular soils: A micromechanical perspective
X. Xu, Zhejiang University, China
An interpretation of the seismic behaviour of reinforced-earth retaining structures
L. Callisto, University of Rome, Italy
Cyclic and dynamic behaviour of a soft pyroclastic rock
L. Verrucci, University of Rome, Italy
Empirical predictive relationship for seismic lateral displacement of slopes: models for stable continental and active crustal regions
J. Lee, Arup, USA
Session 2: Model testing of geotechnical systems during earthquakes
Dynamic response of flexible square tunnels: centrifuge testing and validation of existing design methodologies
G. Tsinidis, Aristotle University, Greece
Influence of initial stress distribution on liquefaction induced settlement of shallow foundations
A. Brennan, University of Dundee, UK
Seismic structure-soil-structure interaction between pairs of adjacent building structures
J. Knappett, University of Dundee, UK
A new macro-element model encapsulating the dynamic moment-rotation behaviour of raft foundations
C. Heron, University of Nottingham, UK
Importance of seismic site response and soil-structure interaction in the dynamic behaviour of a tall building founded on piles
E. Bilotta, Silvestri University, Naples, Italy