This chapter presents the concepts and procedures used by geotechnical earthquake engineers to design safe structures in a seismic environment. Geotechnical engineers tackle a wide range of problems; establishing design ground motions, the seismic design of foundations, analysis of soil-structure interaction, estimating seismic pressures against retaining and basement walls, evaluation of liquefaction potential, seismic response analysis of earth structures, post-liquefaction behavior of soil structures, evaluating the design of remediation measures and seismic risk analysis for critical facilities such as embankment dams with seismic liquefaction hazard potential.


Ground Motion Response Spectrum Volumetric Strain Residual Strength Seismic Design 
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