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.


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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