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Seismic Shear Deformation of Compliant Fine-Grained Soil

Robert Kayen & Ryuzo Ozaki
US Geological Survey, MS-999, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Index Abstract Back to home page About these web pages Conclusions earthquake motion study harmonic motion study soil yield strength large strain deformation
Photo of upslope displacement in Tomales Bay, Inverness.
G.K. Gilbert on large strain deformation of mud at Inverness, Tomales Bay during the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906:

"There was also a horizontal shifting of mud over a considerable area.", "At various places along the shore...the tidal mud seemed crowded against the firmer ground at the shore, being pushed up into a ridge."


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