Instrumentation for the NEESR sand aging field experiment

David A. Saftner, Russell A. Green, Roman D. Hryciw, Jerome P. Lynch

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This paper describes the instrumentation being developed and/or used for monitoring the post-liquefaction time-dependent changes in the state and properties of sand. As part of the NEESR project "NEESR - II: Mechanisms and Implications of Time-Dependent Changes in the State and Properties of Recently Liquefied Sands," a field study is being performed which involves the inducement of liquefaction in a saturated sand deposit via explosives, a vibroflot, and a NEES vibroseis. Subsequent to liquefaction, the time-dependent changes, commonly referred to as "aging," in the state and properties of the liquefied sand will be monitored for months to years. Central to the field study is the measurement of accelerations, settlements, and pore water pressures during and subsequent to liquefaction. Monitoring these parameters will allow the authors to compare the various methods used to breakdown the soil structure with the magnitude of disturbance and subsequent aging. Copyright ASCE 2008.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Sessions of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationCharacterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, GSP 179
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2008
EventGeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2008Mar 12 2008

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


OtherGeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


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