Geotechnical Parameters from Seismic Measurements: Two Field Examples from Egypt and Saudi Arabia

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621394
Title:
Geotechnical Parameters from Seismic Measurements: Two Field Examples from Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Authors:
Khalil, Mohamed H.; Hanafy, Sherif M.
Abstract:
© 2016 EEGS. Geotechnical parameters were used to determine subsurface rock quality for construction purposes. We summarize the mathematical relationships used to calculate the geotechnical parameters from P- and S-wave velocities and density values. These relationships are applied to two field examples; the first is a regional seismic study in Egypt and the second is a 2-D seismic profile recorded in Saudi Arabia. Results from both field examples are used to determine the subsurface rock quality and locate zones that should be avoided during construction. We suggest combining all geotechnical parameters into one map using a normalized-weighted relation, which helps to locate the zones with high versus low rock quality for engineering purposes.
KAUST Department:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal,Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Citation:
Khalil MH, Hanafy SM (2016) Geotechnical Parameters from Seismic Measurements: Two Field Examples from Egypt and Saudi Arabia. J ENVIRON ENG GEOPHYS 21: 13–28. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/JEEG21.1.13.
Publisher:
GeoScienceWorld
Journal:
Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics
Issue Date:
18-Mar-2016
DOI:
10.2113/JEEG21.1.13
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1083-1363; 1943-2658
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Qademah Fault Project; Center for Subsurface Imaging and Fluid Modeling (CSIM)

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dc.contributor.authorKhalil, Mohamed H.en
dc.contributor.authorHanafy, Sherif M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T08:28:17Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T08:28:17Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-18en
dc.identifier.citationKhalil MH, Hanafy SM (2016) Geotechnical Parameters from Seismic Measurements: Two Field Examples from Egypt and Saudi Arabia. J ENVIRON ENG GEOPHYS 21: 13–28. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/JEEG21.1.13.en
dc.identifier.issn1083-1363en
dc.identifier.issn1943-2658en
dc.identifier.doi10.2113/JEEG21.1.13en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621394-
dc.description.abstract© 2016 EEGS. Geotechnical parameters were used to determine subsurface rock quality for construction purposes. We summarize the mathematical relationships used to calculate the geotechnical parameters from P- and S-wave velocities and density values. These relationships are applied to two field examples; the first is a regional seismic study in Egypt and the second is a 2-D seismic profile recorded in Saudi Arabia. Results from both field examples are used to determine the subsurface rock quality and locate zones that should be avoided during construction. We suggest combining all geotechnical parameters into one map using a normalized-weighted relation, which helps to locate the zones with high versus low rock quality for engineering purposes.en
dc.publisherGeoScienceWorlden
dc.titleGeotechnical Parameters from Seismic Measurements: Two Field Examples from Egypt and Saudi Arabiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal,Jeddah, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysicsen
dc.contributor.institutionGeophysics Dept., Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Cairo University Road, Giza, Egypten
kaust.authorHanafy, Sherif M.en
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