Effects of ground failure on buildings, ports, and industrial facilities

Jonathan Bray*, Kyle Rollins, Tara Hutchinson, Ramon Verdugo, Christian Ledezma, George Mylonakis, Dominic Assimaki, Gonzalo Montalva, Pedro Arduino, Scott M. Olson, Robert Kayen, Youssef M A Hashash, Gabriel Candia

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Abstract

Soil liquefaction occurred at many sites during the 2010 Maule, Chile, earthquake, often leading to ground failure and lateral spreading. Of particular interest are the effects of liquefaction on built infrastructure. Several buildings were damaged significantly due to foundation movements resulting from liquefaction. Liquefaction-induced ground failure also displaced and distorted waterfront structures, which adversely impacted the operation of some of Chile's key port facilities. Important case histories that document the effects of ground failure on buildings, ports, and industrial facilities are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEarthquake Spectra
Volume28
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012

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    Bray, J., Rollins, K., Hutchinson, T., Verdugo, R., Ledezma, C., Mylonakis, G., Assimaki, D., Montalva, G., Arduino, P., Olson, S. M., Kayen, R., Hashash, Y. M. A., & Candia, G. (2012). Effects of ground failure on buildings, ports, and industrial facilities. Earthquake Spectra, 28(SUPPL.1). https://doi.org/10.1193/1.4000034