Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

Vibrations of the bedrock due to earthquakes are transferred to the ground level via different soil layers. The arrived waves in the ground surface which affect the superstructures are usually stronger than those induced in the bedrock, depending on the geological and geotechnical characteristics of the soil layers. In this paper the influence of different geotechnical parameters of a site on the amplification of earthquake waves are investigated using the mathematical equations of wave’s propagation in a visco-elastic half-space medium. A special computer software was used to analyze the geotechnical data of a site in the western part of Tehran. The obtained results are illustrated as the response spectra in the ground surface to evaluate the effect of each parameter on the earthquake amplification. Finally the amplification factor of the site was calculated by comparing the bedrock and the ground accelerations obtained from the analysis.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Amplification of Seismic Waves in Tehran

St. Louis, Missouri

Vibrations of the bedrock due to earthquakes are transferred to the ground level via different soil layers. The arrived waves in the ground surface which affect the superstructures are usually stronger than those induced in the bedrock, depending on the geological and geotechnical characteristics of the soil layers. In this paper the influence of different geotechnical parameters of a site on the amplification of earthquake waves are investigated using the mathematical equations of wave’s propagation in a visco-elastic half-space medium. A special computer software was used to analyze the geotechnical data of a site in the western part of Tehran. The obtained results are illustrated as the response spectra in the ground surface to evaluate the effect of each parameter on the earthquake amplification. Finally the amplification factor of the site was calculated by comparing the bedrock and the ground accelerations obtained from the analysis.