AN INTRODUCTION TO WAVE PROPAGATION IN PAVEMENTS AND SOILS: THEORY AND PRACTICE. FINAL REPORT

This paper introduces the physics and analysis of wave propagation in pavement and soils. The study of wave propagation in soils can yield useful results to engineers concerned with the resilient characteristics of a particular site, dynamic soil-structure interaction (e.g., pavements or soils), and earthquake analysis. Types of waves considered here are those resulting from forced impulses and ground penetrating radar. Background of the development in measuring waves in soils beginning in the late 1930's to the present is given. Practical and useful applications are presented along with equipment necessary to obtain results. Use of wave measuring equipment may expedite soil exploration in the future.

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  • Pagination: 38 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00610096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AK-RD-91-02
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM