Geostatistical interpolation for modelling SPT data in northern Izmir

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ALTUN S. , Goektepe A. B. , SEZER A.

SADHANA-ACADEMY PROCEEDINGS IN ENGINEERING SCIENCES, vol.38, no.6, pp.1451-1468, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12046-013-0183-8
  • Page Numbers: pp.1451-1468


In this study, it was aimed to map the corrected Standard Penetration Test (SPT) values in Karsiyaka city center by kriging approach. Six maps were prepared by this geostatistical approach at depths of 3, 6, 9, 13.5, 18 and 25.5 m. Borehole test results obtained from 388 boreholes in central Karsiyaka were used to model the spatial variation of (N-1 60cs values in an area of 5.5 km(2). Corrections were made for depth, hammer energy, rod length, sampler, borehole diameter and fines content, to the data in hand. At various depths, prepared variograms and the kriging method were used together to model the variation of corrected SPT data in the region, which enabled the estimation of missing data in the region. The results revealed that the estimation ability of the models were acceptable, which were validated by a number of parameters as well as the comparisons of the actual and estimated data. Outcomes of this study can be used in microzonation studies, site response analyses, calculation of bearing capacity of subsoils in the region and producing a number of parameters which are empirically related to corrected SPT number as well.