The Western Australian Ground Control Group

Technical Evening: “Liquefaction triggering from a slow, drained increase in phreatic surface” with David Reid (Research Fellow, UWA)

Engineers Australia 712 Murray Street, West Perth

Clear evidence of the ability of a slow, drained increase in phreatic surface to trigger liquefaction in loose soils - referred to typically as the constant shear drained (CSD) stress path - has been available for about 30 years. However, it is arguably the least appreciated and understood trigger mechanism for liquefaction. Clearly, increasing the […]