Quality control of compacted grounds using seismic velocities


NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS, vol.6, no.5, pp.299-306, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3997/1873-0604.2008004
  • Title of Journal : NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-306


The speed-up plaque load experiment and a seismic refraction survey were used in quality-control tests of compaction in the runway grounds of the Suleyman Demirel Airport, Isparta, located to the north of Burdur Lake, Turkey. The straight-line correlation between plaque load experiments and seismic velocities (V-P and V-S) has shown that compaction is sufficient when both the V-P and V-S values exceed 590m/s and 379rn/s, respectively. In addition, two-dimensional velocity models for both P- and S-waves map out the level of compaction along the profiles.