S-WAVE Seismic Source
The Crosshole shear wave system offers the user the ability to generate, identify and measure shear waves for velocity measurements. Designed for borehole to borehole applications the Shear Wave hammer is traditionally used with borehole geophone devices and a recording seismograph.
It is known that Shear Wave velocities are useful in foundation studies, soil and rock mechanics, earthquake engineering and other branches of civil engineering and can determine dynamic elastic moduli of undisturbed soil and rock.
Shear wave velocities provide vital data for analyzing the stability of soil structures such as dams, assessing the safety of soils for construction projects, mine openings and underground structures.