Impact of Strike Energy on the Resolution of Dispersion Image in Active MASW Survey

  • Jumrik Taipodia
  • Arindam DeyEmail author
Conference paper


Active MASW survey is a promising method of the recent days to evaluate the stiffness of the subsurface strata. Active MASW is largely dependent upon the energy generated from an active source. This paper describes the influence of source characteristics on the resolution of dispersion images and the depth of investigation. Higher is the applied energy, larger is the wavelength generated, and hence, larger is the depth of investigation. The efficacy of application of a low-weight sledgehammer in obtaining larger investigation depths with the aid of dispersion image stacking is reported. It is observed that larger depths of investigation can be achieved by 10 kg sledgehammer records stacked for 3-times, equivalent to single shot from 40 kg PEG.


Active MASW Strike energy Resolution Dispersion image 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringNIT Arunachal PradeshYupiaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIIT GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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