Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

In this study an attempt has been made to develop correlation between standard penetration test (SPT) N values and low strain shear modulus (Gmax). The field experiments of Multichannel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW) are carried out at 38 locations close to boreholes having Standard Penetration Test N values and in-situ density. These experimental data were generated and used for seismic microzonation of Bangalore, India. In-situ densities of subsurface layers were obtained from undisturbed soil samples collected from the boreholes. Shear wave velocity (Vs) profile with depth were obtained for the same locations or close to the boreholes using MASW. The low strain shear modulus values have been calculated using measured Vs and soil density. About 215 pairs of SPT N and shear modulus values are used for regression analysis and correlation between them are developed. The differences between fitted regression relations using measured and corrected N values were analyzed and presented. More details of correlation between shear modulus versus measured and corrected SPT N values and comparisons are presented elsewhere.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Correlation Between Low Strain Shear Modulus and Standard Penetration Test ‘N’ Values

San Diego, California

In this study an attempt has been made to develop correlation between standard penetration test (SPT) N values and low strain shear modulus (Gmax). The field experiments of Multichannel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW) are carried out at 38 locations close to boreholes having Standard Penetration Test N values and in-situ density. These experimental data were generated and used for seismic microzonation of Bangalore, India. In-situ densities of subsurface layers were obtained from undisturbed soil samples collected from the boreholes. Shear wave velocity (Vs) profile with depth were obtained for the same locations or close to the boreholes using MASW. The low strain shear modulus values have been calculated using measured Vs and soil density. About 215 pairs of SPT N and shear modulus values are used for regression analysis and correlation between them are developed. The differences between fitted regression relations using measured and corrected N values were analyzed and presented. More details of correlation between shear modulus versus measured and corrected SPT N values and comparisons are presented elsewhere.