Seismic Monitoring Articles

  • Recognition of karst structure using refraction tomography

    The results of location of karst wells and probable hydraulic connections between them in limestone massif using the refraction tomography are presented. Seismic modeling was based on refraction horizon recognition in the first stage and tomographic processing of P-wave and S-wave velocity changes in the second one. The studies were carried out on the terrain neighboring to the wall of abandoned ...


    By GEOSPECTRUM S.C.

  • Seismic refraction for weather zone assessment in vibroseismic processing

    Refraction seismic measurements for the determination of the seismic velocities in the shallow subsurface have been performed close to Valence (F) for our partner Partner Gallego Technic Geophysics. 44 profiles with a length of 240m have been acquired in August 2016. Seismic velocities of the shallow geological layers and the bedrock could be determined to a depth of up to 25m. Results from ...


    By Geo2X

  • Regional geological recognition for the implementation of a urban geothermal concept

    A reflection seismic survey was performed in the city of Lausanne (CH) to map geological layers relevant to geothermal energy production. By using a wireless seismic system and a powerful seismic vibrator source we were able to high quality results despite the presence of elevated urban noise levels. The new subsurface maps allow the estimation of the geothermal potential for the city of ...


    By Geo2X

  • Isatis manages several million data sets

    Through the years, Geovariances has always endeavored to improve Isatis performances to answer their client constraints related to the always increasing size of their data sets. Most of the algorithms in Isatis are thus optimized and parallelized to run on multi-threaded computers and decrease computation time in a significant manner. ...


    By Geovariances

  • UncerTZ Consortium - Time to Depth Conversion Evolved

    Near the end of 2015 Geovariances committed itself into building a new, sophisticated tool for Time to Depth conversion in Reservoir Characterization. The challenges petitioned by the consortium partners were not easy. It included features such as: more choices in conversion (and less of a “black box”), uncertainty characterization, inclusion of faults in the conversion procedure, ...


    By Geovariances

  • Beaver Dam Groundwater Survey Project, Utah - Case Study

    In May 2014, we conducted seismoelectric survey for Willowstick Technologies LLC in Beaver Dam area, Utah, USA. According to our client’s requirement, we designed 3 seismoelectric survey lines, with total 50 measurement stations. After data processing and interpretation, we located 3 layers of aquifers. The red layers are the top and bottom of the first aquifer; the green ones for the ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • geological prospecting & seismic device manufacturing industry in China

    China geological prospecting and seismic device manufacturing industry, 2015 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the geological prospecting and seismic device manufacturing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, to get market ...


  • Energy dissipation of aluminium panel yielding dampers

    In this paper, an innovative type of yielding damper was introduced having aluminium panels and stiffened using stiffeners. Dampers are the first elements in structures which respond to seismic forces, prevent from destructive damage to other main elements of structure and reduce the costs related to structural improvement. A comprehensive numerical study was utilised in this research. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Response of frames seismically protected with passive systems in near–field areas

    The present paper analyses the behaviour of moment resisting frames in reinforced concrete subject to earthquakes recorded in near–field areas. In these areas, the signals show impulsive–type accelerograms, with velocity and displacement peaks higher than in far–field zones especially for the fault–normal component of the ground motion velocity in the direction of propagation of the wave, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison between seismic retrofitting solutions for existing reinforced concrete buildings: a case study

    In assessing the safety of existing buildings, the specific actions dedicated to the knowledge of the structure delineate the parameters of the linear or non–linear analysis aimed at identifying the most appropriate structural intervention. In this context, the present paper collects the seismic analysis of a school building in reinforced concrete, illustrating the different stages concerning the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CPT Case Study: GEI Consultants

    A CPT Q&A session with GEI Consultants Where do you perform your CPT work?: We perform CPT’s on earthen dams/embankments, river sediment depths, USCOE projects from Ft. Peck Montana to New York, RR alignments, bridge embankments, and Power plants. A little of everything you can imagine from Water, RR bridges, Landfills, stability of tail basins for the ...

  • Development of comprehensive evaluation procedure for anti-seismic strategies: evaluating Kobe City's earthquake resistance improvement plan from the customer's viewpoint

    In Japan, the ‘earthquake-resistant pipe ratio’ and the ‘amount of stored water for emergency’ have been used to evaluate the anti-earthquake performance of water supply facilities. In the past, however, those evaluations were made mainly from the viewpoint of the supplier, and evaluations from the customer's (citizen's) viewpoint have been insufficient. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Earthquake proofing of water treatment plants through seismic system risk analysis

    In Japan, earthquake resistance improvement (earthquake proofing) of drinking water infrastructure is not as developed as for other types of infrastructure such as gas and electricity. To facilitate earthquake proofing, it is important for water utilities to encourage customers to better understand its importance and effectiveness. So that water consumers could instinctively understand the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seismic refraction and MASW case study

    Proposed Gatun Bridge, Colon, Panama The Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) conducted a geotechnical investigation along the footprint of a proposed bridge crossing of the Panama Canal, north of the Gatun Lock. As part of the geotechnical study, GeoView, Spotlight Geophysics and ATI Panamericana were tasked to provide seismic P-wave and S-wave velocity structure of the subsurface. The ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Seismic study at the Pacific and Atlantic locks of the panama canal case study

    Panama Canal Zone Grupo Unidos Por el Canal (GUPC) was tasked with characterizing subsurface conditions within the Third Set of Locks Project for the Panama Canal. In support of their characterization efforts, GUPC requested that seismic geophysical data be acquired at four locations within the project area.  These locations include portions of the: Miraflores ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Seismic reflection, seismic crosshole and ground penetrating radar case study

    Geophysical Investigation of the Crosstown Expressway. Tampa, FL In April, 2004 Pier 97 which supported an elevated roadway in Tampa, FL was vertically displaced (collapsed) approximately 10 feet (ft). At the time of the collapse it was not known whether the collapse was associated with geological conditions at the site, specifically karst conditions, or whether is was associated with a ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • MASW and resistivity sounding case study

    Anclote Natural Gas Conversion Project, Pasco County, FL  Our client was coordinating the conversion of an oil-burning power plant to natural gas. As part of the associated geotechnical study, GeoView, Inc. was tasked with determining the S-wave velocity and vertical resistivity structure at the site. For the seismic portion of the study, MASW (Multi-channel Analysis of Surface ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Mapping Top of Rock with Seismic Refraction and ERI case study

    Industrial Facility, Tennessee An environmental assessment and remediation design project was conducted at a chemical manufacturing facility in eastern Tennessee. As part of the project, GeoView was asked to determine the depth to limestone bedrock underlying the project site and identify any suspected karst features within the upper portion of the limestone stratum. ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Seismic protection of critical infrastructures through innovative technologies

    Development of new technologies for seismic protection will better support the sustainable urban systems. The paper focuses on development of an innovative technology for seismic protection of bridges using smart materials. The seismic protection of structures with the use of special devices is widely accepted as a very effective technique, both for new constructions and for retrofitting of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MT & Gravity Survey in Delvina, Albania - Case Study

    MT & Gravity Survey In November 2012, SeismoTech s.ltd. was awarded a Gravity and Magnetotelluric survey in the Delvina Area (SW Albania), by Stream Oil & Gas Ltd. The scope of this project was to enrich with additional geophysical information the Delvina Gas field area, in order to conclude on optimum locations for well-drilling. The Delvina Gravity and ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

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