Assignment5 - CE 728 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering...

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CE 728 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara,Turkey Assoc. Prof. Dr. K. Önder Çetin ASSIGNMENT 5 Seismic Soil Liquefaction Part (a) and (b) due on : December 7 Northwestern Turkey was strongly shaken by a major earthquake on August 17, 1999 (the Izmit earthquake, M w =7.4). The fault rupture was primarily right lateral strike- slip, and the primary fault rupture reached to the surface. After the earthquake, lateral spread ground deformations totaling to a maximum of 1.2 m were mapped at Yalova Ferry Harbor. Peak ground acceleration at the site was estimated as 0.45 g. For the purpose of identifying possible reasons of subject ground deformations, a site investigation program including undisturbed and disturbed sampling as well as standard penetration testing was implemented. The equipment and the procedure followed during these site investigation studies were as given below: i. Safety hammer (Energy ratio ~ 63 % ) ii.
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