Volume 8, Issue 4 (December 1985)
Use of Time Series in Geotechnical Data Analysis
Methods of time series analysis based on the Box-Jenkins method were used to analyze random variations and inherent variability in geotechnical test data. The paper presents a summary of the time series models and their application to the analysis of data from unconfined compression tests, field vane tests, and cone penetration tests. The integrated-moving-average-autoregressive model was found to be a versatile tool and served this purpose well. The model permits the determination of the autocavariance function and the random testing error that best fit the test data.