VIBROSEIS APPLICATIONS TO ENGINEERING WORK IN AN URBAN AREA

IN 1967 AND 1968, SEISMIC EXPLORATION USING THE VIBROSEIS SYSTEM WAS CONDUCTED IN SUPPORT OF THE DEEP TUNNEL PROJECT OF THE METROPOLITAN SANITARY DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO TO MAP CERTAIN SHALLOW ROCK STRATA IN WHICH EXTENSIVE TUNNELING WAS PLANNED FOR RELIEF OF STORM WATER OVERFLOW IN THE COMBINED SEWER SYSTEM OF THE CHICAGO AREA. THE CAPABILITIES OF THIS SEISMIC SYSTEM FOR OPERATING UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS OF AMBIENT NOISE WITHOUT DISTURBANCE TO THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT MADE THE METHOD IDEAL FOR PROVIDING DETAILED DENSITY OF CONTROL AT A MUCH LOWER COST THAN ANY OTHER MEANS. RESULTS WERE RELATIVELY PRECISE AND HAVE BEEN LARGELY CONFIRMED BY DRILLING AND CONSTRUCTION OF TUNNELS IN THE AREA. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Mossman, R W
    • Heim, G E
    • Dalton, F E
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 489-99
  • Serial:
    • Geophysics
    • Volume: 38
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1974 12:00AM