PEER Research Highlight: "Workshop - Liquefaction Susceptibility Modeling"

March 28, 2022

The impact of a PEER funded project "Workshop - Liquefaction Susceptibility Modeling" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Armin W. Stuedlein, Professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis. The Co-Principal Investigators include Jonathan P. Stewart, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles and T. Matthew Evans, Professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis.

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Research Impact

This workshop aims to follow in the footsteps of the 1996 NCEER and 1998 NCEER/NSF workshop on liquefaction triggering, and the 2016 NSF-funded US-Japan-NZ workshop on liquefaction effects to provide a set of consensus- based, short- and long-term recommendations for the improved evaluation liquefaction susceptibility and susceptibility modeling. This workshop should produce an immediate impact in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering through cost- and risk-reduction practices through the adoption of uniform recommendations on liquefaction susceptibility evaluation. Furthermore, this workshop will allow for the improved development of a probabilistic liquefaction susceptibility model that can be seamlessly integrated into a probabilistic liquefaction-triggering model and within a performance- based earthquake engineering (PBEE) methodology.

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