Seismically induced landslide at degirmendere nose, Izmit Bay during Kocaeli (Izmit)-Turkey earthquake

This paper presents a study on the analyses of seismically induced landslide at Degirmendere Nose during the 1999 Kocaeli (lzmit)-Turkey earthquake. The paper discusses: (1) observed ground deformations and displacements after the earthquake, (2) the results of field investigations by means of borings and in situ index tests including standard penetration tests, static cone penetration tests (CPT) and piezocone tests, (3) analyses of observed landslide mechanisms by a suite of methods and (4) potential effects of soil liquefaction rupture on the observed landslide mechanism.


SPT-based probabilistic and deterministic assessment of seismic soil liquefaction triggering hazard
Çetin, Kemal Önder; Kayen, Robert E.; Moss, Robb E. S.; Bilge, Habib Tolga; Ilgaç, Makbule (Elsevier BV, 2018-12-01)
This study serves as an update to the Cetin et al. (2000, 2004) [1,2] databases and presents new liquefaction triggering curves. Compared with these studies from over a decade ago, the resulting new Standard Penetration Test (SPT)-based triggering curves have shifted to slightly higher CSR-levels for a given N-1,N-60,N-cs for values of N-1,N-60,N-cs greater than 15 blows/ft, but the correlation curves remain essentially unchanged at N-1,N-60,N-cs values less than 15 blows/ft. This paper addresses the improv...
Reactivity of limestones from different sources in Turkey
Hoşten, Çetin; Gulsun, M (Elsevier BV, 2004-01-01)
This paper presents a study on the reactivity of natural limestones from five deposits in Turkey. The conversion rates of carbonates in size fractions of the samples were measured in a stirred suspension of 2.5 1 at 20 degreesC and a constant-pH value of 5 obtained with the addition of HCl solutions by a pH control pump. Particle size and the dolomite content of the limestones were found to be the most influential parameters in the reactivity measurements.
Examination of differences between three SPT-based seismic soil liquefaction triggering relationships
Çetin, Kemal Önder; Kayen, Robert E.; Moss, Robb E. S.; Bilge, Habib Tolga; Ilgaç, Makbule (Elsevier BV, 2018-10-01)
The preceding companion paper presented the updating of the seismic soil liquefaction triggering relationship of Cetin et al. [1], and compared the resulting updated relationship with the earlier version. In this second paper, a detailed cross-comparison is made between three triggering relationships: (1) Seed et al. [2], as slightly updated by the NCEER Working Group (Youd et al. [3]), (2) Boulanger and Idriss [4], and (3) Cetin et al. [5]. Differences between these three triggering relationships, and the ...
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Arıcı, Yalın (Elsevier BV, 2013-12-01)
The primary goal of this study was to examine the cracking behavior of the face plate of a CFRD during earthquake excitation. Analyses of the impounding stage and earthquake loading were conducted in sequential phases using a 2-D plane-strain model with the appropriate non-linear constitutive relationships for the dam constituents. The effect of rockfill stiffness and the face plate design properties on the seismic performance of the face plate was investigated. The crack widths on the plate increased with ...
Optimum design of seismic isolation systems using metaheuristic search methods
ÇERÇEVİK, ALİ ERDEM; Avsar, Ozgur; Hasançebi, Oğuzhan (Elsevier BV, 2020-04-01)
This study addresses the optimum design of seismic isolated structures via metaheuristic search methods. Three recently developed bio-inspired search methods, namely crow search (CSA), whale optimization (WOA) and grey wolf optimizer (GWO), were employed to develop efficient design optimization algorithms for parameter optimization of seismic isolated structures. The developed design optimization algorithms have been applied to optimize a shear frame model with a base isolation system, where the main object...
Citation Formats
K. Ö. Çetin and B. Unutmaz, “Seismically induced landslide at degirmendere nose, Izmit Bay during Kocaeli (Izmit)-Turkey earthquake,” SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, pp. 189–197, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: