Bridge Foundations in Strata with Potential of Liquefaction

  • Mahesh TandonEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 29)


When liquefaction occurs, the soil loses its stiffness and strength and can not only deform but also flow laterally. In-situ testing is relied upon to assess the liquefaction potential of soils due to the difficulties in obtaining and laboratory testing of undisturbed samples. The standard penetration test (SPT) and the cone penetration test (CPT) are the two most frequently used field investigations for determining the characteristics of soils. In this paper, SPT values have been used as they remain by far the most popular and economical method of subsurface investigation in India. The methods suitable for design offices in the Indian context have received special attention in this paper which examines the effects of liquefaction on piled bridge foundations.


Liquefaction Inertial effects Kinematic effects Evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tandon Consultants Pvt. Ltd.New DelhiIndia

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