|Title||Shear wave velocity measurement guidelines for Canadian seismic site characterization in soil and rock|
|Author||Hunter, J A (ed.); Crow, H L (ed.)|
|Source||Earth Sciences Sector, General Information Product 110e, 2015, 226 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/297314 (Open Access)|
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Related||This publication supercedes Hunter, J A; Crow, H L; (2012).
Shear wave velocity measurement guidelines for Canadian seismic site characterization in soil and rock, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7078|
|Related||This publication is a translation of Hunter, J A; Crow, H L;
(2015). Lignes directrices sur la mesure de la vitesse des ondes de cisaillement pour la caractérisation sismique de sites canadiens dans le sol et la roche, Earth Sciences Sector, General Information Product no. 110f|
|File format||pdf; docx|
|Subjects||geophysics; engineering geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; seismic waves; s waves; seismic velocities; seismic methods; refraction; refraction studies; resistivity; ground probing radar;
earthquakes; geophysical logging; boreholes; slope stability; slope failures; soil mechanics; building codes; stratigraphic analyses; modelling; sediment properties; seismic reflection surveys; reflection studies; spectral analyses; e m surveys;
gravity interpretations; gravity surveys; geological hazards; Cenozoic; Quaternary|
|Illustrations||location maps; profiles; schematic diagrams; plots; spectra; photographs; tables; logs; screen captures|
|Program||Assessing Earthquake Geohazards, Public Safety Geoscience|
|Released||2015 12 16; 2017 02 21|
|Summary||(Plain Language Summary, not published)|
In 2012/13, Natural Resources Canada released a multi-volume series of Canadian geohazard-related guidelines for geoprofessionals. One of these volumes
addresses technical and non-technical topics specific to the measurement of shear wave velocities (Vs) for the assignment of seismic site categories, compliant with the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). The volume covers the theory and
limitations of 13 current and emerging Vs measurement techniques, and includes key references, current states of engineering practice, data collection procedures and processing techniques, and recommended reporting requirements for each method.
Guidance is also provided on complimentary geophysical techniques for subsurface site reconnaissance. We anticipate that these Guidelines will be widely used by geophysicists, geotechnical engineers, municipal building code departments, and others
who are involved in seismic site classification following the 2010 NBCC.