Liquefaction Countermeasures for Soil Supporting Existing Structures: A Review

  • Adyasha Swayamsiddha AmantaEmail author
  • Satyanarayana Murty Dasaka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 29)


Liquefaction of ground is a very common problem in geotechnical field. And for this problem, there are enough countermeasures to improve our grounds against liquefaction. However, most of these measures deal with the improvement of open ground against liquefaction. But there are many important structures standing which were designed without considering liquefaction. Majority of the liquefaction cases reported are due to earthquake, but few other sources of dynamic load are traffic load, vibrations from blasting, etc., which may lead to the generation of excess pore pressures. With the growing population and advancement of technology, the loads on the existing railway and road embankments are also increasing in the form of high-speed trains and heavily loaded traffic. This may lead to the generation of higher vibrations, which these embankments are not designed for. It is very difficult to use the existing countermeasures to improve the soil supporting these structures. This study mainly provides a review on the methods available to countermeasure liquefaction for soils supporting existing structures.


Liquefaction Countermeasures Existing structures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adyasha Swayamsiddha Amanta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Satyanarayana Murty Dasaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayPowai, MumbaiIndia

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