Newmark Analysis of Lateral Spreading Induced by Liquefaction

Yanxin Yang, Edward Kavazanjian

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Newmark analyses of lateral spreading induced by liquefaction were conducted using a database of 22 documented case histories. Site stratigraphy and SPT values for the liquefiable soil were based upon the case-history documentation. The yield acceleration was estimated based on post-liquefaction residual shear strength estimated using three different correlations with SPT blow count. Representative acceleration time histories were selected from time histories recorded in the earthquake. The probabilistic analysis using a truncated normal distribution indicates that the lateral spreading displacement calculated using the Olson and Johnson correlation will be no more than twice the reported displacement with a confidence of 97%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
StatePublished - 2020


  • Lateral spreading
  • Newmark displacement analysis
  • liquefaction
  • residual shear strength
  • standard penetration test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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