Accession Number : ADA307321

Title :   Reassessment of Liquefaction Potential and Estimation of Earthquake-Induced Settlements at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Kentucky.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sykora, David W. ; Yule, Donald E.

PDF Url : ADA307321

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : A reassessment of liquefaction potential and an estimate of earthquake induced, free field settements have been conducted for four sites at the DOE Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant located southwest of Paducah, KY. This work follows an initial effort completed in 1990 but uses induced shear stresses calculated in an earthquake site response study in 1993. This allowed a more accurate assessment of liquefaction potential and earthquake induced settlements. The soils and rock at the site consist of a thin veneer of loess over Pleistocene age alluvium overlying Tertiary age deposits and hard limestone. The reassessment indicates that liquefaction of the granular soils is not likely at the four sites studied. Earthquake induced settlements at the ground surface are expected to be negligible.

Descriptors :   *RISK, *SOIL MECHANICS, *INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, *EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, ROCK, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, SHEAR STRESSES, LIMESTONE, EARTHQUAKES, LIQUEFACTION, GRANULES.

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Seismology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE