Skip to Main Content
GEOREF RECORD

Real liquefaction probability of non-cohesive soils in Semani area, in Albania

Shkelqim Daja, Neritan Shkodrani, Arjan Lako and Besnik Ago
Real liquefaction probability of non-cohesive soils in Semani area, in Albania
Italian Journal of Geosciences (June 2013) 132 (2): 213-219

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to assess the CPT-based liquefaction probabilities of Quaternary soft non-cohesive soils at Semani site, Fieri prefecture in Albania. The soil behaviour type index, Ic, as defined by ROBERTSON & WRIDE (1998) is used to identify the liquefiable layers from the CPTU data of the area. The real probability of liquefaction is calculated combining the conditional probability of liquefaction, for a given seismic hazard level expressed in terms of acceleration, with the probability of exceeding the same acceleration during the lifespan of engineering structures (usually 50 years). The computed liquefaction probabilities (up to 45%) indicate that during the life span of a structure, the phenomenon may be encountered and it should be taken into consideration during the design stage of the engineering projects.


ISSN: 2038-1719
EISSN: 2038-1727
Coden: BOGIAT
Serial Title: Italian Journal of Geosciences
Serial Volume: 132
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Real liquefaction probability of non-cohesive soils in Semani area, in Albania
Affiliation: Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Pages: 213-219
Published: 201306
Text Language: English
Publisher: Societa Geologica Italiana, Rome, Italy
References: 12
Accession Number: 2013-059302
Categories: Engineering geologyEnvironmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
N40°45'00" - N40°55'00", E19°19'60" - E19°25'00"
Country of Publication: Italy
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Societa Geologica Italiana. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201336
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal