This was completed as a CE 499 Special Topics class by Robert McLean (Project Manager), Christopher Sandoval, Gegam Burnazyan, Krista Van Eyck, Mary Real, Matt Stocking, and Visal Te.

The objective of the project was to design a tank to demonstrate both flow induced and earthquake induced soil liquefaction. The team designed and built the entire system in a single ten week quarter. The tank is currently used as a teaching aid in geotechnical engineering classes.

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Liquification Tank Burnazyan-Gegam Burnazyan, a civil engineering major, explains how his team  built a liquification tank to demonstrate the effects of liquification of soils. June 8, 2007.

Gegam pontificating on the quality of the construction

Liquification Tank CLA-A model of the CLA building stands in a liquification tank built by civil engineering majors at Cal Poly Pomona June 8, 2007.

Rob about to sink CLA building

Liquification Tank team-Robert McLean, Matt Stocking, Mary Real, Visal Te, Gegam Burnazyan, Krista Van Eyck and Christopher Sandoval and their  liquification tank at Cal Poly Pomona June 8, 2007.

The whole team

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