Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The study area which was located in Peninsular Malaysia comprised of residual meta-sedimentary soil derived Kenny Hill Formation. The dynamic soil properties of tropical meta-sediment residual soils were measured using non-destructive seismic method known as Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW) method. Twenty four geophones were located on ground in order to measure surface wave propagation. By inversion of dispersion curve, the shear wave velocity profile could be calculated and obtained. For most site investigations, other conventional method of field testing had been conducted such as drilling and Standard Penetration Test (SPT). This paper, however, attempts to obtain the comprehensively characteristics of dynamic soil properties of meta-sediment residual soils using the multi-channel analysis of surface wave (MASW) method and field soil tests. The comparison between the measurement results of all testing was conducted to evaluate the appropriateness of MASW results. The result shows that lateral variation and complexity of the meta-sediment residual soil stratification was found in the location. Thus, the soil dynamic properties at each layer can be properly estimated. A good agreement of soil bearing capacity was also found from MASW method compared to field soil tests.

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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Field Measurement of Dynamic Soil Properties of Tropical Meta-Sediment Residual Soils

San Diego, California

The study area which was located in Peninsular Malaysia comprised of residual meta-sedimentary soil derived Kenny Hill Formation. The dynamic soil properties of tropical meta-sediment residual soils were measured using non-destructive seismic method known as Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW) method. Twenty four geophones were located on ground in order to measure surface wave propagation. By inversion of dispersion curve, the shear wave velocity profile could be calculated and obtained. For most site investigations, other conventional method of field testing had been conducted such as drilling and Standard Penetration Test (SPT). This paper, however, attempts to obtain the comprehensively characteristics of dynamic soil properties of meta-sediment residual soils using the multi-channel analysis of surface wave (MASW) method and field soil tests. The comparison between the measurement results of all testing was conducted to evaluate the appropriateness of MASW results. The result shows that lateral variation and complexity of the meta-sediment residual soil stratification was found in the location. Thus, the soil dynamic properties at each layer can be properly estimated. A good agreement of soil bearing capacity was also found from MASW method compared to field soil tests.