• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 9, Pages: 1-5

Review Article

Using GIS Software for Identification and Zoning of the Areas Prone to Liquefaction in the Bed Soil of the Dams


One of the processing seismic geotechnical problems of the researchers and the expert engineers is the liquefaction in the uncompressed saturation soil seed which could highly harm the engineering surface and underground structures. The main goal in this research is to use GIS software for identification and zoning of the areas prone to liquefaction in the bed soil of the dams. In this research the data of Nazlou dam in Urmia are used. When the liquefaction potential (PL) is evaluated via different methods, the zoning plan of risk intensity of the liquefaction of the soils was produced using GIS software. The results show that the use of GIS software for zoning of the areas prone to liquefaction in the bed soil of the dams is appropriate. Geotechnical engineers are able to preparation the zoning GIS map with desired method and to optimize the bed soil of that part in any depth and bore using the different existing methods in this field with more accuracy which finally leads to the increase of the security of the dam and decrease of the construction costs.
Keywords: Arc GIS, Evaluation, Liquefaction Potential, Nazlou Dam, Soil Treatment


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