Abstract

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This study examines the use of performance-based approaches in liquefaction hazard analysis. Two new methods of performance-based liquefaction initiation analysis are proposed which use the works of Juang et al. (2012) and Boulanger and Idriss (2012). Further advances are made by incorporating the performance-based magnitude scaling factors as proposed by Cetin et al. (2012). Using these new equations a comparative study is made between the three methods. Further comparisons are made between the performance-based approaches and the more widely used deterministic approaches. The comparisons reveal that on average for the 11 sites used in this study, the performance-based approaches tend to be slightly less conservative than deterministic approaches overall, with large differences possible for some locations in the country. They also reveal that the newer performance-based approaches are generally less conservative than the approach proposed by Kramer and Mayfield (2007). Some cases where this relationship does not hold true and the new relationships are more conservative are outlined.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Date Submitted

2013-06-17

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6299

Keywords

Alexander D. Wright, Kevin W. Franke, probabilistic, performance-based, liquefaction, standard penetration test, SPT, factor of safety, induced stress, initiation, triggering, earthquake, seismic, hazard, magnitude scaling factor, probability, fragility curve, deterministic

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