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Seismic surface wave testing for investigating the shallow soil profile

Zainudin, Siti Zuraidah and Madun, Aziman and Joret, Ariffuddin and Abdullah, Mohammad Faiz Liew (2014) Seismic surface wave testing for investigating the shallow soil profile. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.


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This research explores the use of the seismic surface wave technique which is called as a spectral analysis of surface wave (SASW) for investigating the shallow soil profile. The testing was conducted on soft ground located at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). The testing was conducted using a new developed in-house seismic surface wave testing system. An impact source using 5 kg hammer is used to generate seismic energy and four differencesarrangement of the source to receiver distances to produce soil profile. The profile of phase velocity was obtained at a depth of 0.15 m to 1.8 m were between 68 m/s and 95 m/s. The results were calibrated with the hand vane shear test which is used to obtain the undrained shear strength and thus converted empirically to seismic velocity at 45 m/s and 95 m/s. The result shows good agreement between velocity obtained from the surface wave testing system and hand vane shear test. Therefore, the seismic surface wave system has been proven can be used to determine the seismic velocity at shallow depth

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: seismic surface wave; non destructive testing; surface wave
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015 06:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6585
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