Characterisation of Carse Clays Using Seismic DMT

Published in the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization – download

The estuarine sediments around the head of the Forth estuary deposited during and after the Flandrian interglacial are an important, economically productive regional soil horizon in Scotland. The soil has been extensively studied locally (Hight et al., 1992) at the Bothkennar EPSRC site however, to the authors’ knowledge seismic dilatometer testing using Marchetti’s Medusa apparatus has never been used to characterise the material. Taking data from a number of sites and using an automated Medusa seismic dilatometer apparatus, a complementary contribution to the characterisation of the site which includes some comments on spatial variability of the material and other observations are presented.

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Characterisation of Carse Clays Using Seismic DMT

Published in the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization – download

The estuarine sediments around the head of the Forth estuary deposited during and after the Flandrian interglacial are an important, economically productive regional soil horizon in Scotland. The soil has been extensively studied locally (Hight et al., 1992) at the Bothkennar EPSRC site however, to the authors’ knowledge seismic dilatometer testing using Marchetti’s Medusa apparatus has never been used to characterise the material. Taking data from a number of sites and using an automated Medusa seismic dilatometer apparatus, a complementary contribution to the characterisation of the site which includes some comments on spatial variability of the material and other observations are presented.

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Characterisation of Carse Clays Using Seismic DMT

Published in the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization – download

The estuarine sediments around the head of the Forth estuary deposited during and after the Flandrian interglacial are an important, economically productive regional soil horizon in Scotland. The soil has been extensively studied locally (Hight et al., 1992) at the Bothkennar EPSRC site however, to the authors’ knowledge seismic dilatometer testing using Marchetti’s Medusa apparatus has never been used to characterise the material. Taking data from a number of sites and using an automated Medusa seismic dilatometer apparatus, a complementary contribution to the characterisation of the site which includes some comments on spatial variability of the material and other observations are presented.

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