Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 481–487 | Cite as

Model test of stone columns as liquefaction countermeasure in sandy soils

  • Mengfei Qu
  • Qiang Xie
  • Xinwen Cao
  • Wen Zhao
  • Jianjun He
  • Jiang Jin
Research Article


The shaking table model test was conducted to investigate earthquake resistant behavior of stone columns under the intensity of an earthquake resistance of buildings is VIII. The test results show that when acceleration is less than 0.20 g, composite foundation is not liquefied, settlement is also small and pile dislocation is not observed; when acceleration is 0.3g, ground outside embankment’s slope toe is liquefied and ground within stone column composite foundation is not. It is suggesting that reinforcement scale of stone column foundation should be widened properly. The designed stone column composite foundation meets the requirements for seismic resistance.


stone column composite foundation seismic liquefaction shaking table test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mengfei Qu
    • 1
  • Qiang Xie
    • 1
  • Xinwen Cao
    • 2
  • Wen Zhao
    • 1
  • Jianjun He
    • 1
  • Jiang Jin
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental EngineeringSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.School of Civil EngineeringSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina

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