SPT-based probabilistic and deterministic assessment of seismic soil liquefaction triggering hazard

ÇETİN K. Ö. , Seed R. B. , Kayen R. E. , Moss R. E. S. , Bilge H. T. , ILGAÇ M., ...More

SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, vol.115, pp.698-709, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.09.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.698-709
  • Keywords: Soil liquefaction, Earthquake, Seismic hazard, Cyclic loading, Standard penetration test, In-situ test, Probability, RESISTANCE


This study serves as an update to the Cetin et al. (2000, 2004) [1,2] databases and presents new liquefaction triggering curves. Compared with these studies from over a decade ago, the resulting new Standard Penetration Test (SPT)-based triggering curves have shifted to slightly higher CSR-levels for a given N-1,N-60,N-cs for values of N-1,N-60,N-cs greater than 15 blows/ft, but the correlation curves remain essentially unchanged at N-1,N-60,N-cs values less than 15 blows/ft. This paper addresses the improved database and the methodologies used for the development of the updated triggering relationships. A companion paper addresses the principal issues that cause differences among three widely used SPT-based liquefaction triggering relationships.