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The Seismic Safety and Resilience of Schools in Nepal (SAFER) project has an important aim of producing improved tools for geotechnical and earthquake engineers to assess seismic hazard in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Geo-databases have the potential to offer geotechnical practitioners means to improve a-priori predictions of important soil parameters in geotechnical design. In this paper, some recent work to develop a new database of geotechnical information (SAFER/GEO-591) including shear wave velocity measurements is reported. Attempts to develop new transformation models to better predict shear wave velocity from more basic parameters such as SPT-N values are presented. Use of kriging to better map shear wave velocity for the study area is recommended as a suitable alternative to the presented correlations.
|Title of host publication||Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG - Volume 1|
|Subtitle of host publication||IACMAG 2021|
|Editors||Marco Barla, Alice Di Donna, Donatella Sterpi|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jan 2021|
|Event||International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics - |
Duration: 5 May 2021 → 8 May 2021
Conference number: 16
|Name||Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering|
|Conference||International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics|
|Period||5/05/21 → 8/05/21|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgements. The first author acknowledges the support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/R51245X/1). The authors also acknowledge the support of the EPSRC project (EP/P028926/1). Data Availability: the dataset used to produce the figures is available from Gilder et al. (2019b).
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
- Transformation models
- Site investigation
- Kathmandu Valley