SEISMIC EXPLORATION APPLIED TO UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION PROBLEMS

THE SEISMIC METHOD CAN: (1) PROVIDE DETAILED INFORMATION ON PHYSICAL PARAMETERS AND GEOMETRY OF ROCKS, (2) PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION AT LESS COST, ALTHOUGH BORE HOLES ARE STILL NECESSARY FOR CALIBRATION, AND (3) OFFER ADVANCE INFORMATION ON UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS. TWO TYPES OF DATA ASSOCIATED WITH SUBSURFACE ROCK CONDITIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM SEISMIC MEASUREMENTS: DATA ON STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR AND STRATIGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND DATA ON MECHANICAL ROCK PROPERTIES. GEOGRAPHICAL METHODS - SEISMIC REFRACTION, REFLECTION, MICRO-REFLECTION/REFRACTION, ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY, ELECTROMAGNETIC, AND RADIOMETRIC (SCINTILOMETER) - ARE PRESENTED IN TABULAR FORM. TO BE TRULY EFFECTIVE, A SEISMIC INVESTIGATION MUST BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION AND THE SEISMIC DATA MUST BE CONTINUALLY REVISED TO INCLUDE NEW DATA.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 169-92
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00236533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM