McKay, A., Lowe, D. J., & Moon, V. G. (2017). Evaluating soil and landscape models to predict liquefaction susceptibility in the Hinuera Formation, Hamilton Basin. In G. J. Alexander & C. Y. Chin (Eds.), Proceedings 20th New Zealand Geotechnical Society Symposium (NZGS2017) (pp. 1–8). Napier, New Zealand: New Zealand Geotechnical Society.
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Cone Penetration Tests (CPT) derived from the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway were analysed within CLiqTM software. The derived Liquefaction Potential Index (LPI) from each CPT was then combined with LIDAR, pedological and geological maps for statistical analysis. A soil model that incorporates the conditions of modern soil development with these derived LPI values was developed as a preliminary assessment tool for liquefaction potential within Hamilton Basin soils. The model shows that liquefaction is more likely to occur on interfluvial areas where there is little topographical relief. Pedological soils with high organic component are also a likely indicator of high liquefaction susceptibility.
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