CORRELATION OF SEISMIC VELOCITIES WITH EARTHWORK FACTORS

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 TYPES OF ROCK STUDIED. IT PRESENTS AN OBJECTIVE METHOD OF UTILIZING SEISMIC DATA TO YIELD DESIGN EARTHWORK FACTORS WHICH AGREE CLOSELY WITH THE FIELD EARTHWORK FACTOR.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • NO CA-HY-MR-2103-4-72-37
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Materials and Research Department
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819
  • Authors:
    • Smith, T
    • McCauley, M
    • Mearns, R
    • Baumeister, K
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00236618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 1973 12:00AM