Stiffness of sandy sites using the Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves method

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Abstract

Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) is seismic exploration method to evaluate shear wave velocity profiles of near-surface soil materials based on analysis of horizontally travelling Rayleigh waves. The MASW method has been applied at four loose sandy sites in South Iceland providing shear wave velocity (VS) profiles for the uppermost 25 m at each site. The VS-profile obtained for one of the test sites was compared to empirical profiles estimated on the bases of CPT measurements carried out at the site. The results indicate that the MASW profile corresponds adequately well to the empirical estimations, strengthening the results obtained by MASW. However, further comparison of MASW and CPT data is needed in order to evaluate the overall applicability of existing CPT-VS correlations at Icelandic sand sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages593-597
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 17 Sept 201722 Sept 2017

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period17/09/1722/09/17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Grants from the University of Iceland Research Fund, the Icelandic Road and Costal Administration and the Energy Research Fund of the National Power Company of Iceland.

Other keywords

  • Cone penetration test.
  • Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves
  • Shear stiffness
  • Shear wave velocity

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