Dr. Jianliang Deng
Project Description and Objectives
In Shanghai and other many other coastal cities in China, the foundations of many old buildings contain liquefiable soil layers. The destructive effects of liquefiable soil layers on buildings have been observed in Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.
The objectives of the project are to reproduce the liquefaction of soils and evaluate the destructive effects on the buildings by using a shaking table.
Produce three soil foundations of building with different water content and initial void ratios.
Measure the pore water pressure and soil pressure during shaking.
Measure the displacement of models of buildings on the soil foundation
Analysis of results.
Produce a technical report.