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Journal of the Geological Society of India

, Volume 91, Issue 3, pp 323–328 | Cite as

Assessment of Liquefaction Potential of the Sediments of Chandigarh Area

  • G. C. Kandpal
  • K. K. Agarwal
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Abstract

Assessment of the liquefaction potential is one of the important aspects for earthquake hazard assessment. Liquefaction in the sediments during earthquake events may cause significant ground deformation, which in turn, may lead to significant structural damages to civil or engineering structures, further leading to loss of life and property. Liquefaction in sediments occurs in specific geological and geoenvironmental conditions under the influence of a certain level of earthquake shaking.

In this paper an assessment of the liquefaction potential of the sediments present in and around Chandigarh has been made. The sub-surface disposition and geotechnical properties of the sedimentary units mapped and depth wise probed by drilling 24 shallow boreholes prima facie indicates susceptibility of interlayed sequence to liquefaction. The conditioning factors and geoenvironmental conditions essential for occurrence of liquefaction have been integrated and analysed to determine potential areas for liquefaction around the Union Territory of Chandigarh with respect to different levels of ground acceleration values expected in the area due to earthquake events.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Regional Training InstituteGeological Survey of India, NRLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeologyLucknow UniversityLucknowIndia

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