Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

Investigation of subsurface conditions in the Memphis and Shelby County area, located within 100 miles south of the New Madrid seismic zone, was conducted by studying the soil data of more than 8,500 boring logs in the study area. These soil boring logs were collected from government agencies and private geotechnical companies so that the overall subsurface investigation was feasible and affordable. The subsurface conditions were presented in the standardized format of representative soil logs in accordance with a grid system applied to the study area. The results of the subsurface investigation are essential for regional seismic study such as site responses analysis and liquefaction potential evaluation in Memphis and Shelby County.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Subsurface Conditions in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee

St. Louis, Missouri

Investigation of subsurface conditions in the Memphis and Shelby County area, located within 100 miles south of the New Madrid seismic zone, was conducted by studying the soil data of more than 8,500 boring logs in the study area. These soil boring logs were collected from government agencies and private geotechnical companies so that the overall subsurface investigation was feasible and affordable. The subsurface conditions were presented in the standardized format of representative soil logs in accordance with a grid system applied to the study area. The results of the subsurface investigation are essential for regional seismic study such as site responses analysis and liquefaction potential evaluation in Memphis and Shelby County.