UTHM Institutional Repository

Challenges on subsurface characterization of peat soil using seismic refraction

Mad Said, Mohd Jazlan and Zainorabidin, Adnan and Madun, Aziman (2014) Challenges on subsurface characterization of peat soil using seismic refraction. In: InCIEC 2014 International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference, 28 September – 1 October 2014, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.


Download (117kB)


This paper is briefed about difficulty in seismic refraction during data acquisition on peat soils. Seismic refraction is commonly used for subsurface characterization. This method can determine the subsoil profile by differentiate its soil velocity. Peat is known with high compressibility and more 75% of organic content that give challenges is seismic refraction. Challenges of seismic refraction such as attenuation of seismic wave, poor signal to noise ratio (S/N) and seismic source energy explained in this paper. The raw data of seismic wave taken from seismograph for takeout spacing of 1 meter, 3 meter and 5 meter are shown in results and discussion for comparison of seismic data quality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: attenuation; signal to noise ratio (S/N); seismic refraction
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: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 08:43
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015 08:43
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6168
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year