Evaluation of ground stiffness parameters using continuous surface wave geophysics

Anne Gordon, Niels Foged

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    Present day knowledge of the magnitude of the strain levels in the ground associated with geotechnical structures, together with an increasing number of projects requiring the best estimates of ground movements around excavations, has led to, inter alia, increased interest in measuring the very-small-strain stiffness of the ground Gmax. Continuous surface wave geophysics offers a quick, non-intrusive and economical way of making such measurements. This paper reviews the continuous surface wave techniques and evaluates, in engineering terms, the applicability of the method to the site investigation industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Nordic Geotechnical Conference, NGM 2000
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherFinnish Geotechnical Society
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event13th Nordic Geotechnical Conference - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 5 Jun 20006 Jun 2000
    Conference number: 13


    Conference13th Nordic Geotechnical Conference

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