Quality control for next-generation liquefaction case histories

Zimmaro P., Brandenberg S., Bozorgnia Y., Stewart J., Kwak D., Çetin K. Ö., ...More

7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, ICEGE 2019, Rome, Italy, 17 - 20 January 2019, pp.5905-5912 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.5905-5912
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2019 Associazione Geotecnica Italiana, Rome, Italy.The Next-Generation Liquefaction (NGL) database is an open-source, global database of liquefaction and non-ground failure case-histories. The database is part of a multi-year research effort with the main goal of developing improved procedures to evaluate liquefaction susceptibility, triggering, and consequences. In NGL, a case-history is defined as the intersection of three components: (1) a site, (2) an earthquake event, and (3) post-earth-quake observations. The NGL database hosts case-histories used to develop existing liquefaction models, as well as new data derived from recent earthquakes such as the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, and the 2012 Emilia earthquake. The database also hosts lateral spread case-histories, and a substantial number of liquefaction sites characterized by the presence of co-located recording stations. All of the data present in the NGL database are reviewed by the NGL Database Working Group. The NGL formal vetting process is described for an example case-history.