This thesis presents the construction sequence of a liquefaction tank for simulating liquefaction for observation and laboratory testing. The project consists of constructing an acrylic tank to hold sand, a water reservoir, casting a porous stone to allow even water distribution, installing a pipe system and pump for water flow, manufacturing lateral support braces, and modifying a steel cart to install the whole assembly.
Sand collected from Junipero Beach within the city of Long Beach is used as the testing media in the tank. Sand collected at this location shows favorable liquefiable gradations and is located within a liquefaction hazard zone. Laboratory testing using the proposed liquefaction tank demonstrated that this apparatus is functional and able to induce liquefaction on the sample of Long Beach sand.
|Advisor:||Arboleda-Monsalve, Luis G.|
|Commitee:||Goitom, Tesfai, Star, Lisa|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Earthquake, Geotechnical, Liquefaction, Sand, Tank|
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