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TitleLignes directrices sur la mesure de la vitesse des ondes de cisaillement pour la caractérisation sismique de sites canadiens dans le sol et la roche
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHunter, J A (ed.); Crow, H LORCID logo (ed.)
SourceEarth Sciences Sector, General Information Product 110f, 2015, 248 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Shear wave velocity measurement guidelines for Canadian seismic site characterization in soil and rock
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; 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; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; profiles; schematic diagrams; plots; spectra; photographs; tables; logs; screen captures
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Assessing Earthquake Geohazards
Released2015 12 16
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.

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