CGM Research Reports

Research reports published by the CGM are listed below, along with links for PDF copies where available. A few older reports still need to be scanned, so just let us know if you are looking for a copy of any of these older ones and we’ll see if we can get a copy scanned for you.


UCD/CGM-14/01 “CPT and SPT Based Liquefaction Triggering Procedures” Boulanger, R. W., I. M. Idriss. April 2014 (4 MB)


UCD/CGM-12-02 “Examination of the K Overburden Correction Factor on Liquefaction Resistance” Montgomery, J., Boulanger, R. W., and Harder, L. F. Jr. December 2012 (2 MB)


UCD/CGM-12/01 “A sand plasticity model for earthquake engineering applications: Version 2.0.” Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K.,  May 2012. (2 MB)


UCD/CGM-10/02 “SPT-based liquefaction triggering procedures.” Idriss, I. M., and Boulanger, R. W., December 2010 (9 MB)


UCD/CGM-04/01 “Evaluating the Potential for Liquefaction or Cyclic Failure of Silts and Clays.” R.W. Boulanger, and I. M. Idriss (9 MB)


UCD/CGM-03/01 “Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground During Earthquakes: Centrifuge Experiments & Analyses.” R. W. Boulanger, B. L. Kutter, S. J. Brandenberg, P. Singh, D. Chang, September, 2003 (6 MB)


UCD/CGM-01/05 “Dynamic Properties of Sherman Island Peat: Phase II Study.” T. M. Wehling, R. W. Boulanger, L. F. Harder, Jr., and M. W. Driller, March 2001 (2 MB)


UCD/CGM-00/01 “Centrifuge Characterization and Numerical Modeling of the Dynamic Properties of Tire Shreds for use as Bridge Abutment Backfill.” B. Jeremic, D.W. Wilson, K. Rosebrook, Z. Yang, May, 2000


UCD/CGM-99/02 “Centrifuge modeling of the seismic response of LNG production facility structures: Phase III.” P.N. Robins, R.L. Tarin, D.J. Thompson, S. Higuchi, T. Mori, and B.L. Kutter, July, 1999


UCD/CGM-99/01 “Final Report: NSF – NEES Workshop. Geotechnical earthquake engineering experimental facilities: developing a national network with structural, seismological, and coastal earthquake engineering seismic simulation facilities.” May 28-29, 1998. B.L. Kutter, R. Dobry, F. Raichlen, N. Sitar, K.H. Stokoe, and L.T. Youd, steering committee. April, 1999. (0.4 MB)


UCD/CGM-98/06 “Centrifuge modeling of the seismic response of LNG production facility structures: Phase I.” D.P. Stewart, B.L. Kutter, S. Higuchi, P.N. Robins, K.R. Narayanan, and D.J. Thompson, October, 1998.


UCD/CGM-98/05 “Centrifuge modeling of the seismic performance of seawalls for man-made islands.” D.P. Stewart, R.R. Settgast, S. Higuchi, T. Kawai, B.L. Kutter, and I.M. Idriss, October, 1998.


UCD/CGM-98/04 “Soil-pile-superstructure interaction in liquefying sand and soft clay.” D.W. Wilson (Ph.D. dissertation), September, 1998 (3 MB)


UCD/CGM-98/03 “Centrifuge modeling of liquefaction remediation at bridge sites.” A. Balakrishnan, B.L. Kutter, and I.M. Idriss, May, 1998.


UCD/CGM-98/02 “Centrifuge modeling of the seismic response of LNG production facility structures: Phase II.” R.L. Tarin, P.N. Robins, D.J. Thompson, S. Higuchi, T. Mori, and B.L. Kutter, March, 1998.


UCD/CGM-98/01 “The response of piles during earthquakes: Dynamic soil-pile-superstructure interaction.” R.W. Boulanger, B.L. Kutter, and D.W. Wilson, February, 1998.


UCD/CGM-97/04 “Ground improvement issues for the Posey & Webster St. Tubes seismic retrofit project: Lessons from physical modeling studies.” D.P. Stewart, R.W. Boulanger, I.M. Idriss, Y.Hashash, and B.Schmidt, April, 1997. (3.5 MB)


UCD/CGM-97/03 “Ground improvement issues for the Posey & Webster St. Tubes seismic retrofit project: Lessons from case histories.” R.W. Boulanger, D.P. Stewart, I.M. Idriss, Y. Hashash, and B. Schmidt, April, 1997. (2.3 MB)


UCD/CGM-97/02 “Centrifuge modeling of the seismic response of LNG production facility structures: Phase I.” D.P. Stewart, B.L. Kutter, S. Higuchi, P.N. Robins, K.R. Narayanan, and D.J. Thompson, March, 1997.


UCD/CGM-97/01 “Dynamic properties of Sherman Island Peat,” by R.W. Boulanger, R. Arulnathan, L.F. Harder, and R.A. Torres, March, 1997. (2.2 MB)


UCD/CGM-95/02 “Investigation and evaluation of liquefaction related ground displacements at Moss Landing during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake,” R.W. Boulanger, I.M. Idriss, and L.H. Mejia, May, 1995. (17 MB)


UCD/CGM-94/03 “User’s Manual for QUAD4M – A computer program to evaluate the seismic response of soil structures using finite element procedures and incorporating a compliant base.” M. Hudson, I.M. Idriss, M. Beikae. Revised 2003. (2.3 MB)


UCD/CGM-94/02 “Three-dimensional dynamic response analyses of Cogswell Dam during the 1991 Sierra Madre and 1987 Whittier Narrows Earthquakes,” by R.W. Boulanger, S.M. Merry, J.D. Bray, and L.H. Mejia, November, 1994. (3.7 MB)


SUMDES-92 “A Nonlinear Procedure for Response Analysis of Horizontally-layered Sites Subjected to Multi-directional Earthquake Loading.” X. S. Li, Z. L. Wang, C. K. Shen, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1993 (0.8 MB)


“User’s Manual for Shake91 – A Computer Program for Conducting Equivalent Linear Seismic Response Analyses of Horizontally Layered Soil Deposits.” I.M. Idriss & J.I. Sun. Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis, 1992. (11 MB)


“Centrifugal and Numerical Modeling of Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction During Earthquake Loading.” G.-S. Chang PhD Dissertation, UC Davis, 1990. Defacto design manual for the Schaevitz geotechnical centrifuge at UC Davis. (98.9 MB)


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