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Soil velocity profile on soft soil using seismic refraction

Mad Said, Mohd Jazlan and Zainorabidin, Adnan and Madun, Aziman (2014) Soil velocity profile on soft soil using seismic refraction. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.


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Soil velocity profile often used as subsurface characterization by using geophysical techniques. Seismic refraction is one of geophysical technique to determine primary wave (p-wave) velocity of the soil profile. In this paper, seismic refraction technique has been performed on two different types of soft soil (peat soil and Soft clay) for comparison of its p-wave velocity soil profile. From p-wave velocity soil profile comparison, its show the peat soil has soil velocity range from 211 m/s – 534 m/s at depth of 0 – 4 m while the soft clay show soil velocity range from 248 m/s – 1842 m/s at depth of 0 – 5.5 m. The profiles of peat soils and Soft clay have been verified using peat samplers and existing borehole data. Both of velocity soil profiles, indicated that peat soil have lower velocity compare with soft clay due to its unique and soft soil characteristics. The difference of p-wave velocity soil profile between peat soil and soft clay are clearly showed both soils have different soil p-wave velocity with different soils characteristics

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: seismic refraction; soft soil; soil velocity; soil profile
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: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 07:22
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 07:22
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6577
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