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Seismic Evaluation and Ranking of Bridge Embankments along I-24 in Western Kentucky
Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report
  • Wael Zatar, Virginia University Tech
  • Issam E. Harik, University of Kentucky
  • Peng Yuan, University of Kentucky
  • Ching Chiaw Choo, University of Kentucky
Abstract
This study represents one of the Seismic Evaluation of I-24 Bridges investigative series. The focus is on slope or embankment stability and liquefaction potential of embankments of bridges along I-24 in Western Kentucky. A rating system is derived to assist in identifying and prioritizing bridge embankments that are susceptible to failure during to projected seismic events. Embankments of one hundred and twenty seven (127) bridges along I-24 in Western Kentucky are evaluated for 50-year and 250-year seismic events. Fifty-two (52) of the 127 embankments were rated as ‘critical’ for the 50-year event, and 60 were rated as ‘critical’ for the 250-year event. Based on this preliminary evaluation, it is recommended that the bridge embankments classified as ‘critical’ be further investigated by performing more detailed analysis.
Report Date
9-1-2006
Report Number
KTC-06-26/SPR206-00-7F
Digital Object Identifier
http://dx.doi.org/10.13023/KTC.RR.2006.26
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The contents of this report reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts and accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, nor the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. The inclusion of manufacturer names or trade names is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.

Citation Information
Wael Zatar, Issam E. Harik, Peng Yuan and Ching Chiaw Choo. "Seismic Evaluation and Ranking of Bridge Embankments along I-24 in Western Kentucky" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/issam_harik/7/