Use of statistical methods for determining homogeneous layers of volcanic soils at a site in the slopes of Irazu volcano, Cartago, Costa Rica

This paper uses a statistical method to delineate homogeneous layers of volcanic soils in two sites where dynamic penetration soundings have been implemented. The physical and mechanical properties have been established for each given layer, as well as the variation according to depth of its allowab...

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Autor Principal: Mora Chinchilla, Rolando
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/13106
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22409
Sumario: This paper uses a statistical method to delineate homogeneous layers of volcanic soils in two sites where dynamic penetration soundings have been implemented. The physical and mechanical properties have been established for each given layer, as well as the variation according to depth of its allowable bearing capacity. With the obtained results it has been possible to choose the most suitable site to establish the foundation of a potable water storage tank.