ENGINEERING ASSESSMENTS OF LIQUEFACTION POTENTIAL BAGHDAD SOIL UNDER DYNAMIC LOADING

Abstract

This study isfocused on the evaluation of liquefaction of Baghdad soil. Seven sites have been chosen along Tigris River. Various procedures were followed to evaluate liquefaction susceptibility of Baghdad soil. The variation of safety factor with depth had been investigated. The liquefaction-induced lateral spreading and settlement had been studied. The study revealed that the NCEER, 1997 workshop procedure is recommended for assessment of liquefaction of Baghdad soil while the Japanese highway bridge method is not convenient.A new proposed chart for preliminary assessment of liquefaction for Baghdad soil had been developed. This chart will be helpful in saving cost and time in liquefaction assessment of Baghdad soil.