Spatial distributions of strength of a river dike based on synthesis of sounding tests and surface wave method

S. Nishimura, M. Suzuki

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Abstract

In this research, the spatial distribution of the strength parameters of decrepit earth-fill dams and an identification method are discussed. Dynamic cone penetration (DCP) tests are conducted to determine the statistical model to represent the spatial distribution of the N-values. The spatial distribution model can be determined with high resolution from the sounding test results, since point estimations for the N-values are available. The surface wave method (SWM), a geophysical exploration method, is also employed here. It can present the averaged image of the N-value distribution. In this research, these two sets of results are synthesized with the indicator simulation method.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: May 23 2011May 27 2011

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Other14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period5/23/115/27/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Nishimura, S., & Suzuki, M. (2011). Spatial distributions of strength of a river dike based on synthesis of sounding tests and surface wave method. Paper presented at 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011, Hong Kong, China.