Liquefaction-induced damages to our built environment can be catastrophic. During the past four decades, intensive efforts have been made to understand the mechanism of liquefaction, and to develop procedures for analyzing the liquefaction potential at a site during a given seismic event. While research on liquefaction continues, the geotechnical engineering practice has developed various techniques for site improvement that can mitigate the potential effects of liquefaction. Existing mitigation measures are expensive and often are applicable only for a new project. Mitigating the liquefaction-induced damages to an existing structure in an urban community remains to be a major challenge.
Seismic Evaluation of Artifacts
Seismic Evaluation of Artifacts Nagoya Museum , Japan/Museum of Fine Arts , Boston
Evalution of a Mechanical Isolator for Protecting Four MFA Sculptures Against Earthquakes
in Nagoya , Japan
in Collaboration with
Museum of Fine Arts , Boston