CORRELATION OF SEISMIC VELOCITIES WITH EARTHWORK FACTORS- INTERIM REPT NO 2

THIS STUDY WAS MADE TO DETERMINE WHETHER SEISMIC DATA CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN SATISFACTORY DESIGN EARTHWORK FACTORS FOR ROADWAY EXCAVATION. THE STUDY SHOWS AN APPARENT CORRELATION BETWEEN SEISMIC VELOCITY AND EARTHWORK FACTOR FOR THE THREE METAMORPHIC ROCK TYPES STUDIED. APPLICATION OF THIS RELATIONSHIP WILL YIELD DESIGN EARTHWORK FACTORS THAT TEND TO AGREE MORE CLOSELY WITH FIELD EARTHWORK FACTORS THAN THOSE ATTAINED BY PREVIOUS METHODS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Materials and Research Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Smith, T
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No F-7-92
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1972 12:00AM