Geostatistical Characterization and Simulation of Mexico Valley Subsoil

G. Auvinet Guichard and M. Juarez Camarena (Mexico)


Geostatistics, geotechnical engineering, random field, kriging, simulation.


Geostatistical techniques are increasingly used for interpreting results of soil exploration. These methods provide an objective appraisal of the spatial variation of soil properties that is extremely valuable for designers of foundations and earth structures. The paper includes a brief review of the basic theoretical concepts of Geostatistics as adapted to the field of Soil Mechanics. The paper then presents a simple example dealing with the configuration of the first hard layer found in the lacustrine zone of Mexico City.

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