The shear wave velocity is becoming a commonly used parameter by Geotechnical Engineers for determining G0. This work describes the measurement of the travel time of shear waves in a soil sample, where bender elements are set up in an oedometer apparatus. Experiments were carried out for different relative densities, saturation states, types of transmitted waves, frequencies as well as wave amplitudes, changes in the diameter of the soil sample and load state. Different criteria for evaluating the arrival times of shear waves to the receiving element, both in time domain and in the frequency domain are studied. Besides some repeatability statistics were assessed.
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