Determination of Empirical Correlations between Shear Wave Velocity and Penetration Resistance in the Canakkale Residential Area (Turkey)

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Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol.13, no.17, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/app13179913
  • Journal Name: Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Canakkale, correlation equation, seismic refraction, shear wave velocity, standard penetration test
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


One of the most important parameters used to determine the dynamic properties of soil layers is the shear wave velocity. In geotechnical earthquake engineering, the shear wave velocity is used to determine the shear modulus, which provides the input parameters for the design of earthquake-resistant structures. Although there are measurement methods used in field studies to determine the shear wave velocity, they may not be economical in some cases. In this study, the empirical correlations between the shear wave velocity and penetration resistance in sandy soils were investigated with the use of geotechnical and geoseismic data obtained within the scope of microzonation studies performed in the Canakkale residential area. The results of the study were compared with correlations obtained from previous studies, and the equation we produced showed a good ability to predict the shear wave velocity. In addition, it was determined that standard penetration resistance, without energy correction, provided a better correlation coefficient.