This paper describes the implementation and use of a mechanical cone penetration test (CPTm) database for the evaluation of the liquefaction potential in some areas of Tuscany. More specifically, the database contains 4500 CPTm covering an area of 1787 square km and mainly concerns some coastal areas of Tuscany. Available simplified liquefaction evaluation procedures (LEPs) are mainly based on piezocone CPT (CPTu) test results and not on CPTm. An early interest on developing LEPs with reference to CPTm became quite soon obsolete because of the widespread use of piezocone. Unfortunately, in Italy, the use of CPTm is very popular. After the 2012 seismic sequence of Emilia-Romagna, the use of CPTm for liquefaction risk analysis has seen a renewed interest, even though such a topic should require further studies. This paper shows an empirical approach for liquefaction triggering assessment by CPTm using existing LEPs, thus making possible the use of the developed CPTm database for the preliminary screening of the study area.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.