Liquefaction of Tangier soils by using physically based reliability analysis modelling
1 Laboratoire MGC, FST Tanger, Morocco
2 Laboratoire MAS, FS Tétouan, Morocco
3 Université de Lyon, Lyon, France
Approaches that are widely used to characterize propensity of soils to liquefaction are mainly of empirical type. The potential of liquefaction is assessed by using correlation formulas that are based on field tests such as the standard and the cone penetration tests. These correlations depend however on the site where they were derived. In order to adapt them to other sites where seismic case histories are not available, further investigation is required. In this work, a rigorous one-dimensional modelling of the soil dynamics yielding liquefaction phenomenon is considered. Field tests consisting of core sampling and cone penetration testing were performed. They provided the necessary data for numerical simulations performed by using DeepSoil software package. Using reliability analysis, the probability of liquefaction was estimated and the obtained results were used to adapt Juang method to the particular case of sandy soils located in Tangier.
Key words: Correlation / liquefaction / probabilities / seism / soil
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