LIQUEFACTION A TREVI TEST FIELD IN PIEVE DI CENTO
LIQUEFACT is a Horizon 2020 project that is fully financed by the EU. A consortium made of 11 partners, 8 universities and 3 private companies, from 6 different countries, suggests a holistic approach to study the efficiency of some mitigation actions that are aimed at improving the community resilience to Earthquake Induced Liquefaction Disasters (EILD).
TREVI’s know-how was crucial to the implementation of trials whose final goal was the full scale testing of the two selected technologies:
INDUCED PARTIAL SATURATION by pumping air through horizontal well screens
The place chosen to carry out the tests is in the municipality of Pieve di Cento, by the Reno River. The area is characterised by shallow sandy deposits that were strongly affected by liquefaction during the earthquake in Emilia, in 2012.