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

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), pp. 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


Local EPrints ID: 74841
ISSN: 1353-2618
PURE UUID: 15908ab1-3e1d-40e8-b9a7-bb94c2933def

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 12 Sep 2017 16:33

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Author: M.C. Matthews
Author: V.S. Hope
Author: C.R.I. Clayton

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