Application of Multichannel Analisis of Surface Waves to Obtain Soil Classification of El Ejido Town
M.C. García Nieto, M.A. Martínez Segura, A. García Jerez, J.F. Navarro López, M. Navarro, M. Arrien and H. Seivane
Event name: 24th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: Investigations of Landfills, Urban Areas & Industrial Sites A & Investigations - Seismic Hazard and Dynamic Characterization A
Publication date: 09 September 2018
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El Ejido is located in an area of moderate-to-high seismic hazard in SE Spain. The Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW), a non-invasive seismic method, well-suited for urban exploration, has been used in this work to characterize the shallow sediments in this urban area. The performance, as seismic sources, of a sledge hammer and a manual vibratory rammer is compared here. Subsurface materials have been classified in terms of Eurocode-8 soil types to facilitate the implementation of these results in seismic hazard studies.