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Software for the Estimation of Shear Wave Velocity

The characteristics of the program ShearVave© are presented below.

The program is very easy to use, and will not expire (will work indefinitely -- except the demo version, of course).

It will work under all versions of Windows (but not DOS, UNIX, etc.).

Features of ShearVave©

It estimates the shear wave velocity of a soil using empirical equations. Both lab-based Hardin-Drnevich and field-based Ohto - Goto formulas are used.

See the main program window


  • Both field and lab based correlations used
  • All 15 Ohto - Goto formulas are included
  • Change any parameter and Enter/Click for immediate re-calculation,
  • Consistent SI unit system
  • Very easy to use,
  • References included,
  • Nicely formatted printer output.

How to get a Demo Copy

Information about demos available today can be found at the demos web page of the EJGE website.

Info. on File Transfers

To make the file transfers over the Net more efficient, files are placed in this server in ZIP format, or self-extracting ZIP format. Here is all about Zippin' and Unzippin'.

How to Obtain a Copy

The current availabilty information can be found at the commercial Web site of the EJGE.