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

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(350)
Lead Organization: Utah Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Sep 08, 2016
Solicitation Number: 1405
Partners: CA, OR, UT, WA
Contractor(s): Brigham Young University,University of Washington,University of Utah
Status: Contract signed
Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2021
Contract/Other Number: 17-8236
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2021
Contract End Date: Sep 30, 2021
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $140,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $120,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Stevens
davidstevens@utah.gov
Phone: 801-589-8340
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Justice Maswoswe
Justice.Maswoswe@dot.gov
Phone: 410-962-2460
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2017 $60,000.00 Tom Shantz Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $20,000.00 Susan Ortiz Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Utah Department of Transportation 2016 $20,000.00 Grant Gummow David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $20,000.00 Tony Allen Lu Saechao 360.705.7260 saechal@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

This research will be conducted in conjunction with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center and various state DOTs via a pool-fund study managed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). The Mountain Plains Consortium (MPC) is also providing funding for certain aspects of this study, under separate contract with the University of Utah. The research topic addresses the need to improve empirical, semi-empirical, analytical and numerical methods to estimate the amount of permanent ground displacement associated with liquefaction-induced lateral spread resulting from several major earthquakes. This scope of work addresses the development of a lateral spread community database as part of the PEER Next Generation Liquefaction Project (http://peer.berkeley.edu/lifelines/projects/ngl/). It does not address predictive model development for lateral spread evaluations, which is future effort planned by PEER, but not included in this work plan.

Our efforts in this study will focus on gathering, documenting and archiving information regarding liquefaction-induced lateral spread. The data collected for this project herein will include: soil properties, site characteristics (soil layering, topography, etc.), earthquake strong ground motion, and observations and measurements of soil response (e.g., post liquefaction ground deformations) for important, well-documented historical earthquakes. Included in this data gathering will be an assessment of the inherent characteristics associated with the data (e.g., quality, uneven distribution, scarcity, uncertainty, etc.). In addition, the data will be warehoused in a spatial database, and archival and dissemination tools will be developed for future assessment and model development by interested researchers.

Objectives

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 (http://peer.berkeley.edu/). 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.

Scope of Work

Phase I Tasks include:

(1) Kickoff meeting and procurement of software

(2) Development of data quality indicators/metrics, quality assurance and database population protocols

(3) Defining methods for quantifying uncertainty of key inputs

(4) Development and structuring of database

(5) Selection of case histories (preliminary list of earthquakes includes 1906 San Francisco, California; 1964 Alaska; 1964 Niigata, Japan; 1971 San Fernando; 1979 Imperial Valley; 1983 Borah Peak, Idaho; 1983 Nihonkai-Chubu, Japan; 1987 Superstition Hills, California; 1989 Loma Prieta, California; 1990 Luzon Philippines; 1991 Costa Rica; 1994 Northridge, California; 1995 Kobe, Japan; 1999 Kocaeli, Turkey; 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan; 2010 Maule, Chile; 2011 Tohoku, Japan; 2010 Darfield, New Zealand; 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand)

(6) Obtaining and screening of case history information

(7) Population of case history database

(8) Database dissemination

(9) Screening criteria for lateral spread potential

(10) Phase I Reporting

Phase II Tasks are not finalized or funded.

The principal investigators for this study will be Drs. Steven Bartlett (U. of Utah), Steven Kramer (U. of Washington and PEER Research Executive Committee Member), Kevin Franke (Brigham Young University) and Daniel Gillins (NOAA and consultant). All PIs have extensive background in evaluating and modeling liquefaction phenomena and their effects.

Work is planned to begin in 2016 and continue through 2020. Agencies that would like to participate in this new pooled fund should contact the Lead Agency Contact above so they can add your agency as a partner to the study. The minimum partner commitment is $20,000. The MPC has committed $50,000 for the current study, conditional on the availability of match, USDOT funding, and a successful peer review.

Subjects: Bridges, Other Structures, and Hydraulics and Hydrology Soils, Geology, and Foundations

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Approved Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation #1405.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(350) Acceptance memo TPF5350.PDF Memorandum Public
August 2019 Progress Memo-Phase I-Task 7 PEER NGL Database Task 7 Progress Memo_05Aug2019.pdf Memorandum Public
November 2019 Progress Memo-Phase I-Task 9 NGL UDOT Task 9 Progress Memo Nov 14 2019.pdf Memorandum Public
January 2021 Completion Memo-Phase I-Task 9 Summary of work performed on TPF5350 Task 9_recd 13Jan2021.pdf Memorandum Public
April 2021 Completion Memo-Phase I-Task 7 PEER NGL Database Task 7 Completion Memo2_Apr 30 2021.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Request Match Waiver Request #1405.pdf Other Public
2016 2nd Quarter 2016 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 3rd Quarter 2016 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 4th Quarter 2016 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 1st Quarter 2017 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 2nd Quarter 2017_2nd_quarter_progress_rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 2nd Quarter Attachment 1 Rev 0 database Attachment 1_2017_2nd_quarter_progress_rpt_TPF-5(350).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 3rd Quarter 2017 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 4th Quarter 2017 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 1st Quarter 2018 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350) .docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 2nd Quarter 2018 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 3rd Quarter 2018 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 4th Quarter 2018 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350)_revised2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019 1st Quarter 2019 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019 2nd Quarter 2019 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019 3rd Quarter 2019 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019 4th Quarter 2019 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020 1st Quarter 2020 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020 2nd Quarter 2020 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020 3rd Quarter 2020 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020 4th Quarter 2020 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021 1st Quarter 2021 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021 2nd Quarter 2021 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021 3rd Quarter 2021 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
August 2018 Summary Report-Phase I-Tasks 2-6 PEER NGL Interim Report Tasks2-6.pdf Report Public

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

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(350)
Lead Organization: Utah Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Sep 08, 2016
Solicitation Number: 1405
Partners: CA, OR, UT, WA
Contractor(s): Brigham Young University,University of Washington,University of Utah
Status: Contract signed
Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2021
Contract/Other Number: 17-8236
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2021
Contract End Date: Sep 30, 2021
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $140,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $120,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Stevens
davidstevens@utah.gov
Phone: 801-589-8340
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Justice Maswoswe
Justice.Maswoswe@dot.gov
Phone: 410-962-2460
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2017 $60,000.00 Tom Shantz Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $20,000.00 Susan Ortiz Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Utah Department of Transportation 2016 $20,000.00 Grant Gummow David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $20,000.00 Tony Allen Lu Saechao 360.705.7260 saechal@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

This research will be conducted in conjunction with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center and various state DOTs via a pool-fund study managed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). The Mountain Plains Consortium (MPC) is also providing funding for certain aspects of this study, under separate contract with the University of Utah. The research topic addresses the need to improve empirical, semi-empirical, analytical and numerical methods to estimate the amount of permanent ground displacement associated with liquefaction-induced lateral spread resulting from several major earthquakes. This scope of work addresses the development of a lateral spread community database as part of the PEER Next Generation Liquefaction Project (http://peer.berkeley.edu/lifelines/projects/ngl/). It does not address predictive model development for lateral spread evaluations, which is future effort planned by PEER, but not included in this work plan.

Our efforts in this study will focus on gathering, documenting and archiving information regarding liquefaction-induced lateral spread. The data collected for this project herein will include: soil properties, site characteristics (soil layering, topography, etc.), earthquake strong ground motion, and observations and measurements of soil response (e.g., post liquefaction ground deformations) for important, well-documented historical earthquakes. Included in this data gathering will be an assessment of the inherent characteristics associated with the data (e.g., quality, uneven distribution, scarcity, uncertainty, etc.). In addition, the data will be warehoused in a spatial database, and archival and dissemination tools will be developed for future assessment and model development by interested researchers.

Objectives

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 (http://peer.berkeley.edu/). 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.

Scope of Work

Phase I Tasks include:

(1) Kickoff meeting and procurement of software

(2) Development of data quality indicators/metrics, quality assurance and database population protocols

(3) Defining methods for quantifying uncertainty of key inputs

(4) Development and structuring of database

(5) Selection of case histories (preliminary list of earthquakes includes 1906 San Francisco, California; 1964 Alaska; 1964 Niigata, Japan; 1971 San Fernando; 1979 Imperial Valley; 1983 Borah Peak, Idaho; 1983 Nihonkai-Chubu, Japan; 1987 Superstition Hills, California; 1989 Loma Prieta, California; 1990 Luzon Philippines; 1991 Costa Rica; 1994 Northridge, California; 1995 Kobe, Japan; 1999 Kocaeli, Turkey; 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan; 2010 Maule, Chile; 2011 Tohoku, Japan; 2010 Darfield, New Zealand; 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand)

(6) Obtaining and screening of case history information

(7) Population of case history database

(8) Database dissemination

(9) Screening criteria for lateral spread potential

(10) Phase I Reporting

Phase II Tasks are not finalized or funded.

The principal investigators for this study will be Drs. Steven Bartlett (U. of Utah), Steven Kramer (U. of Washington and PEER Research Executive Committee Member), Kevin Franke (Brigham Young University) and Daniel Gillins (NOAA and consultant). All PIs have extensive background in evaluating and modeling liquefaction phenomena and their effects.

Work is planned to begin in 2016 and continue through 2020. Agencies that would like to participate in this new pooled fund should contact the Lead Agency Contact above so they can add your agency as a partner to the study. The minimum partner commitment is $20,000. The MPC has committed $50,000 for the current study, conditional on the availability of match, USDOT funding, and a successful peer review.

Subjects: Bridges, Other Structures, and Hydraulics and Hydrology Soils, Geology, and Foundations

Title File/Link Type Private
Approved Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation #1405.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(350) Acceptance memo TPF5350.PDF Memorandum Public
August 2019 Progress Memo-Phase I-Task 7 PEER NGL Database Task 7 Progress Memo_05Aug2019.pdf Memorandum Public
November 2019 Progress Memo-Phase I-Task 9 NGL UDOT Task 9 Progress Memo Nov 14 2019.pdf Memorandum Public
January 2021 Completion Memo-Phase I-Task 9 Summary of work performed on TPF5350 Task 9_recd 13Jan2021.pdf Memorandum Public
April 2021 Completion Memo-Phase I-Task 7 PEER NGL Database Task 7 Completion Memo2_Apr 30 2021.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Request Match Waiver Request #1405.pdf Other Public
2016 2nd Quarter 2016 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 3rd Quarter 2016 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 4th Quarter 2016 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 1st Quarter 2017 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 2nd Quarter 2017_2nd_quarter_progress_rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 2nd Quarter Attachment 1 Rev 0 database Attachment 1_2017_2nd_quarter_progress_rpt_TPF-5(350).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 3rd Quarter 2017 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 4th Quarter 2017 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 1st Quarter 2018 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350) .docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 2nd Quarter 2018 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 3rd Quarter 2018 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2018 4th Quarter 2018 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350)_revised2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019 1st Quarter 2019 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019 2nd Quarter 2019 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019 3rd Quarter 2019 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2019 4th Quarter 2019 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020 1st Quarter 2020 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020 2nd Quarter 2020 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020 3rd Quarter 2020 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2020 4th Quarter 2020 4th quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021 1st Quarter 2021 1st quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021 2nd Quarter 2021 2nd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2021 3rd Quarter 2021 3rd quarter progress rpt_TPF-5(350).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
August 2018 Summary Report-Phase I-Tasks 2-6 PEER NGL Interim Report Tasks2-6.pdf Report Public

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