Mechanical Instability of Sandy Soils Under Seismic Effect (Algeria)

  • Mohammed BousmahaEmail author
  • Mohamed Bensoula
  • Renaud Toussaint
  • Hanifi Missoum
  • Karim Bendani
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The aim of this work was to study the saturated sand behavior under seismic effects which are stressed with several seismic vibrations and a reproduced seismic shaking frequency. The external excitation was operated by regular horizontal oscillations with controlled frequency and amplitude. The liquefaction had then a direct impact on the vertical displacement of intruders. We concluded that the movement of the intruder depends on the imposed acceleration and the relative density.


Saturated sand Seismic shaking Frequency Vertical displacement Acceleration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Bousmaha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohamed Bensoula
    • 2
  • Renaud Toussaint
    • 3
  • Hanifi Missoum
    • 2
  • Karim Bendani
    • 2
  1. 1.University USTO MB of OranOranAlgeria
  2. 2.University of MostaganemMostaganemAlgeria
  3. 3.University of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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