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Title: In situ shear wave measurements for evaluating dynamic soil properties at the Bannister Federal Complex, Kanasa City, Missouri
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Kansas City District
United States. Department of Energy. Kansas City Area Office
Llopis, José L.
Kean, Thomas B.
Keywords: Soil mechanics
Soil dynamics
Shear waves
Kansas City (Mo.)
Soil penetration test
Bannister Federal Complex
Geophysical exploration
Geophysical surveys
Pleasanton Group
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-94-39.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: An in situ geophysical investigation consisting of crosshole and downhole shear wave (S-wave) seismic cone penetrometer tests (SCPT) was performed at the Bannister Federal Complex (BFC) located in Kansas City, Missouri. The SCPT was also used to collect cone tip resistance and sleeve friction data to aid in characterizing the soils at the site. The results of the SCPT were used to provide a continuous prediction of soil type and N-values. The main purpose of the investigation was to determine the S-wave velocities of the soil and bedrock in the vicinity of the main building at the BFC. This information will be used to perform a dynamic analysis of the building and its foundation. The results of the dynamic analysis will be used to determine if any building design modifications are required. The S-wave velocities measured for the clay materials (alluvium) using the crosshole and SCPT methods agreed very well. The S-wave velocities in the clay material increased with depth and ranged between 350 and 775 fps. A 1- to 5-ft. thick basal clay-gravel, which overlies bedrock, showed a velocity of approximately 1,100 fps. The Pleasonton Group bedrock found at the site is a hard shaly siltstone and is encountered at a depth of approximately 40 ft. The bedrock exhibited an S-wave velocity of approximately 1,900 fps and was measured using the crosshole S-wave method. Note: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
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