Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

Guadalajara, México, is a large city located mainly over a thick deposit (up 100 m) of pumice, in a seismic zone. Then, besides the stiffness of pumice soils, it is important to predict their behavior under seismic movements. Pumice soils are so crushable that SPT or CPT does not adequately characterize them. As a complement or alternative to SPT, CPT and other field testing, in recent years there has been a gradual increment in the use of surface wave analysis for soil characterization, by measuring shear wave velocity (VS). ReMi is one of the surface wave analysis methods and have been used in different locations of Guadalajara for determining the stiffness of pumice soils, depth to bedrock, classify the soil according to IBC, and calculate fundamental periods. Also one-dimensional ground response seismic analysis of four different sites in Guadalajara, under two different seismic scenarios, is presented. From this seismic analysis there are five different response spectra and other parameters.

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

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

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Experiences in Pumice Soil Characterization by Surface Wave Analysis

San Diego, California

Guadalajara, México, is a large city located mainly over a thick deposit (up 100 m) of pumice, in a seismic zone. Then, besides the stiffness of pumice soils, it is important to predict their behavior under seismic movements. Pumice soils are so crushable that SPT or CPT does not adequately characterize them. As a complement or alternative to SPT, CPT and other field testing, in recent years there has been a gradual increment in the use of surface wave analysis for soil characterization, by measuring shear wave velocity (VS). ReMi is one of the surface wave analysis methods and have been used in different locations of Guadalajara for determining the stiffness of pumice soils, depth to bedrock, classify the soil according to IBC, and calculate fundamental periods. Also one-dimensional ground response seismic analysis of four different sites in Guadalajara, under two different seismic scenarios, is presented. From this seismic analysis there are five different response spectra and other parameters.