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The use of surface waves in the determination of ground stiffness profiles

The use of surface waves in the determination of ground stiffness profiles
The use of surface waves in the determination of ground stiffness profiles
Weak rocks display a more linear stress-strain behaviour and hence the loss of stiffness with increasing strain is much less than for most soils. 3. The measurement of stiffness using seismic methods relies on the propagation of elastic waves through the ground. When a hammer strikes the ground, two types of elastic wave are generated body waves and surface waves. Body waves comprise compressional (or P) waves and slower shear (or S) waves, both of which propagate into the ground...

1353-2618
84-95
Matthews, M.C.
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Hope, V.S.
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Clayton, C.R.I.
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Matthews, M.C.
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Hope, V.S.
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Clayton, C.R.I.
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Matthews, M.C., Hope, V.S. and Clayton, C.R.I. (1996) The use of surface waves in the determination of ground stiffness profiles. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering, 119 (2), 84-95. (doi:10.1680/igeng.1996.28168).

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Weak rocks display a more linear stress-strain behaviour and hence the loss of stiffness with increasing strain is much less than for most soils. 3. The measurement of stiffness using seismic methods relies on the propagation of elastic waves through the ground. When a hammer strikes the ground, two types of elastic wave are generated body waves and surface waves. Body waves comprise compressional (or P) waves and slower shear (or S) waves, both of which propagate into the ground...

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Published date: 1996

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Local EPrints ID: 74841
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74841
ISSN: 1353-2618
PURE UUID: 15908ab1-3e1d-40e8-b9a7-bb94c2933def
ORCID for C.R.I. Clayton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0071-8437

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 01:52

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