The seismic cone test

Show simple item record Heymann, Gerhard 2009-01-12T18:58:08Z 2009-01-12T18:58:08Z 2003
dc.description.abstract The seismic cone test is an in situ test used to measure body wave velocities in soils. Geotechnical parameters that may be derived from the test include void ratio, small strain stiffness and Poisson's ratio. In addition, results from the seismic cone test allows judgement to be made on the static and dynamic liquefaction potential of soils. The test makes use of a cone containing several geophones, which is hydraulically pushed into the soil under investigation. Seismic waves are generated at the surface and the time required for the waves to propagate through the soil to the cone is measured. The information is used to determine the velocities of different wave types in the material. This paper describes the seismic cone test. Field results are presented and parameters that may be derived from the results are discussed. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Heymann, G 2003, 'The seismic cone test', Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 26-31 [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1021-2019
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Institution of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 552 en_US
dc.rights South African Institution of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.subject Seismic cone en_US
dc.subject In situ test en_US
dc.subject Body wave velocities en_US
dc.subject Soils en_US
dc.subject Void en_US
dc.subject Poisson en_US
dc.subject Hydraulically en_US
dc.subject Geophones en_US
dc.title The seismic cone test en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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