Identification Of Rippability And Bedrock Depth Using Seismic Refraction
- Conference date: 12–13 October 2010
- Location: Bandung, West Java, (Indonesia)
Spatial variability of the bedrock with reference to the ground surface is vital for many applications in geotechnical engineering to decide the type of foundation of a structure. A study was done within the development area of Mutiara Damansara utilising the seismic refraction method using ABEM MK8 24 channel seismograph. The geological features of the subsurface were investigated and velocities, depth to the underlying layers were determined. The seismic velocities were correlated with rippability characteristics and borehole records. Seismic sections generally show a three layer case. The first layer with velocity 400–600 m/s predominantly consists of soil mix with gravel. The second layer with velocity 1600–2000 m/s is suggested to be saturated and weathered area. Both layers forms an overburden and generally rippable. The third layer represents granite bedrock with average depth and velocity 10–30 m and >3000 m/s respectively and it is non‐rippable. Steep slope on the bedrock are probably the results of shear zones.
- Engineering seismology
- Seismic methods
- Statistical properties
- Surface structure
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