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Subsurface characterization using geophysical seismic refraction survey for slope stabilization design with soil nailing

Mohamad Ismail, Mohd Ashraf and Ng, Soon Min and Zainal Abidin, Mohd Hazreek and Madun, Aziman (2017) Subsurface characterization using geophysical seismic refraction survey for slope stabilization design with soil nailing. In: International Seminar on Mathematics and Physics in Sciences and Technology 2017 (ISMAP 2017), 28–29 October 2017, Hotel Katerina, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The application of geophysical seismic refraction for slope stabilization design using soil nailing method was demonstrated in this study. The potential weak layer of the study area is first identify prior to determining the appropriate length and location of the soil nail. A total of 7 seismic refraction survey lines were conducted at the study area with standard procedures. The refraction data were then analyzed by using the Pickwin and Plotrefa computer software package to obtain the seismic velocity profiles distribution. These results were correlated with the complementary borehole data to interpret the subsurface profile of the study area. It has been identified that layer 1 to 3 is the potential weak zone susceptible to slope failure. Hence, soil nails should be installed to transfer the tensile load from the less stable layer 3 to the more stable layer 4. The soil-nail interaction will provide a reinforcing action to the soil mass thereby increasing the stability of the slope.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA703-711 Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics.
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 03:41
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 03:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11450
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