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METHODS OF REDUCING LIQUEFACTION HAZARDS

There are basically three methods of reducing hazards liquefaction hazards: 1)  By Avoiding Liquefaction Susceptible Soils Construction  on liquefaction susceptible soils is to be avoided. It is required to characterize the soil at a particular building site according to the various criteria ...

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CAUSES OF LIQUIFACTION OF SOIL

Liquefaction is the phenomena when there is loss of strength in saturated and cohesion-less soils because of increased pore water pressures and hence reduced effective stresses due to dynamic loading. It is a phenomenon in which the strength and stiffness ...

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APPLICATIONS OF SOIL MECHANICS

The knowledge of soil mechanics has application in many fields of Civil Engineering. 1. Foundations The loads from any structure have to be ultimately transmitted to a soil through the foundation for the structure. Thus, the foundation is an important part of ...

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CONTACT PRESSURE AND DEFORMATION PATTERN

The shape of the deformation pattern varies depending on flexibility of the foundation and type of soil. Figure 1 illustrates the relative distribution of soil contact pressures and displacements on cohesion less and cohesive soil. Linear contact pressure distributions from ...

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