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What the VELACS project has revealed

Arulanandan, K. and Manzari, M. and Zeng, X. and Fagan, M. and Scott, R. F. and Tan, T. S. (1994) What the VELACS project has revealed. In: Centrifuge 94: proceedings of the International Conference Centrifuge 94. Balkema , Rotterdam, pp. 25-32. ISBN 90-5410-352-3.

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The VELACS project was conducted in order to improve existing methods for the analysis of the consequences of soil liquefaction. The project showed that centrifuge studies are repeatable only under carefully controlled conditions. Most procedures were able to predict the onset of liquefaction in contractive soils, but only effective stress based fully coupled nonlinear procedures were able to predict deformations due to liquefaction. None of the currently available procedures could simulate the behavior of dilative soils adequately. Problems were attributed to improper constitutive model implementation and inadequate calibration.

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Additional Information:© 1994 Balkema The National Science Foundation sponsored the VELACS project, and their funding is greatfully appreciated.
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