Dynamic Soil Stiffness Between WAK, SASW and SCPT Tests

N.M., Sa’don and M.J., Pender and A.R., Abdul Karim (2014) Dynamic Soil Stiffness Between WAK, SASW and SCPT Tests. In: InCIEC 2013 Proceedings of the International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference 2013. Springer Singapore, pp. 461-475. ISBN 978-981-4585-01-9

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Abstract

This paper describes an experimental investigation for determining the dynamic soil stiffness by applying the principles of WAK (wave-activated stiffness [K]) test analysis, spectral analysis of surface waves (SASW) method and seismic cone penetration test (SCPT). The WAK and SASW tests were performed by applying an impact load on a circular steel plate of 50 cm diameter in vertical direction. A sledgehammer equipped with a dynamic force transducer was used to produce the impact load. The force time signal from the dynamic loading (input) and acceleration time signals from vertical accelerometers (output) were recorded during the tests. The dynamic stiffness of soil was obtained by considering the soil to be vibrating as a single degree of freedom (SDOF) system. The SCPT was performed by measuring the travel times of body waves propagating between a seismic shear wave source at the ground surface activated at each level and an array of geophones. The dynamic soil stiffness obtained from WAK and SASW tests compared very well with the SCPT test.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: WAK, SASW, Dynamic, Soil stiffness, Shear modulus, UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 02:48
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 04:00
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1532

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