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dc.contributor.advisorRosenblad, Brent L. (Brent Lyndon), 1969-eng
dc.contributor.authorHollrah, Matthew M.eng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (December 12, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Civil engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractMeasuring shear wave velocity profiles has become integral to geotechnical site investigation both on land and offshore. Obtaining accurate near-surface profiles in soft marine sediments can be expensive and time consuming using conventional intrusive methods. This work includes the development and field testing of an underwater source capable of generating surface wave energy for the determination of shear wave velocity profiles with resolution in the top foot to depths up to 20 feet. A portable and remotely fired underwater impact source was developed. Dispersion curves generated using conventional surface wave methods and instrumentation for shallow testing on land were compared to those obtained using the source. Additionally, underwater measurements using both contacting and noncontacting receivers were performed. Underwater measurements showed that Scholte waves could be generated wavelength range of interest. Non-contacting interface wave measurements were compared to contacting measurements and show promising results with a need for further investigation.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb5731391xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4233
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2005 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshShear waves -- Measurementeng
dc.titleDevelopment and implementation of an underwater system for interface wave measurementseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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