OSU Researchers Study Liquefaction in Nepal

July 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Geotechnical Impacts

Posted by Patrick Bassal

Dr. Ben Mason and Dr. Deepak Rayamahji, geotechnical earthquake engineering researchers from Oregon State University, recently returned from a trip in Nepal, where they studied the liquefaction effects triggered by the M7.8 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. Their work included documenting collapsed and tilting buildings damaged by liquefaction, and performing in-situ site investigations in an effort to understand the structure of the liquefied soils. Their long-term goal is to improve future construction efforts in Nepal, by implementing the use of soil testing by local engineers and scientists.

Photo courtesy of Eric Thompson


An article about their trip has been posted on the local Corvallis, Oregon newspaper website: Corvallis Gazette-Times: Earthquake Researchers



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