Accession Number : ADA330148

Title :   Earthquake Engineering Site Characterization - Proceedings of Research Needs Workshop

Descriptive Note : Final rept

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

Personal Author(s) : Koester, Joseph P. ; Holmes, Tina L.

PDF Url : ADA330148

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 319

Abstract : The Earthquake Engineering Site characterization - Research Needs Workshop was held at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) 27 and 28 June 1995 to bring together technical specialists from WES, Corps of Engineers Districts, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USER), and academia to solicit input for development of improved geophysical techniques for earthquake engineering site characterization. The ultimate goal of the work unit is to develop tools to assist Corps of Engineers agencies responsible for safe, cost-effective design of reservoir dams and other critical water resource and navigation facilities in their determination of accurate engineering site condition parameters. The focus of the work unit is on in situ technologies. Objectives for the workshop and subsequent research in the sponsoring work unit included: (1) consensus of attendees on the definition and causes of liquefaction during earthquakes; (2) selection of desirable characteristics of a test site for evaluation of geophysical techniques; and (3) determination of criteria for test Site credibility. This report summarizes presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. Hard copies of presentation materials and available papers are provided in appendices.

Descriptors :   *EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, *DAMS, ARMY RESEARCH, COST EFFECTIVENESS, HAZARDS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, GEOPHYSICS, WATER RESOURCES, SEISMIC VELOCITY, LIQUEFACTION, WORKSHOPS, RESERVOIRS.

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE