The selection and interpretation of seismic geophysical methods for site investigation

Gordon, M.A., Clayton, C.R.I., Thomas, T.C. and Matthews, M.C. (1996) The selection and interpretation of seismic geophysical methods for site investigation. In, Craig, C. (eds.) Advances in Site Investigation Practice. Proceedings of the International Conference held in London on 30-31 March 1995. London, GB, Thomas Telford, 727-738.


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During the past decade finite element analyses have shown that the majority of strain levels in the ground at working loads are typically less than 0.1%. It has therefore become important that stiffness values to be used in geotechnical calculations should be measured at these small strain levels. There is also a growing appreciation of the value of measuring the very small strain stiffness Gmax, using seismic methods. There are many types of seismic survey and this paper reviews a selection that have been found to be of value for ground investigations. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 883023.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0727725130 (hardback)
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Keywords: calculation, conferences, deformation, finite element method, geophysics, measurement, methodology, seismicity, site investigation, stiffness, terrain
Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 74818
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:08

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