Spatial distributions of strength of an embankment based on synthesis of sounding tests and surface wave method

S. Nishimura, Y. Takayama, K. Fujisawa, M. Suzuki, A. Murakami

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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. Swedish Weight Sounding (SWS) 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
Title of host publicationApplications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering
Pages1716-1724
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Aug 1 2011Aug 4 2011

Publication series

NameApplications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering

Other

Other11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period8/1/118/4/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Statistics and Probability

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Nishimura, S., Takayama, Y., Fujisawa, K., Suzuki, M., & Murakami, A. (2011). Spatial distributions of strength of an embankment based on synthesis of sounding tests and surface wave method. In Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (pp. 1716-1724). (Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering).