Development of Next Generation Liquefaction (NGL) Database for Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spread

The primary outcome of this research is a vetted and community database of seismic, topographical, geotechnical and horizontal displacement measurements pertaining to case histories of liquefaction-induced lateral spread for further research and model development by other researchers and investigators under the auspices of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center ( Secondary outcomes will be web host and publishing required to house and disseminate this database and its supporting information. This project has the following research objectives: (1) develop peer-reviewed and consistent methodology for data documentation and archiving of lateral spread case histories, (2) develop quality assurance protocols for assessing and documenting data quality, (3) develop methods and/or protocols to quantify uncertainties associated with the collected data, (4) populate the case history database with well-documented examples of liquefaction-induced lateral spread, (5) review screening criterion used in evaluating lateral spread potential, (6) disseminate the database for general use using web-based software tools.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $120000
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    355 Capitol St. NE
    Salem, OR  United States  97301-3871

    Utah Department of Transportation

    4501 South 2700 West
    Project Development
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504
  • Project Managers:

    Stevens, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    City & Metropolitan Planning
    201 South Presidents Circle
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112

    University of Washington, Seattle

    1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105

    Brigham Young University

    Provo, UT  United States  84602-4081

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kramer, Steven

    Bartlett, Steven

    Franke, Kevin

    Gillins, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20160908
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 42127

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01617674
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: 17-8236, TPF-5(350), DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Created Date: Nov 22 2016 7:07AM