Ground vibration during gravel pile construction

Jin Hung Hwang, Tung Yueh Tu

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This investigation performs a field measurement of ground vibration due to gravel pile construction at a hydraulic-filled reclamation land. The ground vibrations were characterized by wave form, Fourier spectrum and response spectrum. The attenuation relation between both peak ground velocity and acceleration with distance was also derived from the measured data. An empirical method for evaluating the safe construction distance to adjacent building structures was presented based on the attenuation relation and a building vibration criterion. Vibration response spectra were also suggested for use with the spectral analysis method to determine more accurately the safe construction distance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-46
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


  • Attenuation
  • Gravel pile
  • Ground vibration
  • Spectral analysis


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