Comprehensive Shear-Wave Velocity Study in the Poplar Bluff Area, Southeast Missouri
The University of Missouri-Rolla in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Transportation acquired multiple geophysical, geotechnical and borehole data sets in the Poplar Bluff study area. The primary objective was to evaluate the utility of the four conventional and/or newly developed methods listed below for determining the shear-wave velocity of soils with a view to estimating frequency-dependent soil motion amplification and/or deamplification. These four methods were evaluated individually and then comparatively in terms of accuracy, functionality, cost-effectiveness and overall utility.
- Crosshole Shear-wave velocity (CH)
- Seismic Cone Penetrometer (SCPT)
- Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW)
- Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Laboratory Test (UPV)
N. L. Anderson et al., "Comprehensive Shear-Wave Velocity Study in the Poplar Bluff Area, Southeast Missouri," Missouri Department of Transportation, May 2005.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Missouri. Department of Transportation
Keywords and Phrases
Surface Waves; MASW; Seismic; Rayleigh Waves; Seismic Cone Penetrometer; SCPT; Shear Waves; Shear Modulus; Liquefaction; Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity; Cyclic Triaxial; Resonant Column; Crosshole
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01 May 2005