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Article: Saturation Effects of Soils on Ground Motion at Free Surface Due to Incident SV Waves

TitleSaturation Effects of Soils on Ground Motion at Free Surface Due to Incident SV Waves
Authors
KeywordsGround motion,Porous media,Reflection,Wave propagation
Issue Date2002
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/em.html
Citation
Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2002, v. 128 n. 12, p. 1295-1303 How to Cite?
AbstractA study is presented of saturation effects of subsoil on seismic motions at the free surface of a half space due to an inclined (SV) wave. By treating the soil as a partially water-saturated porous medium that is characterized by its degree of saturation, porosity, permeability, viscosity, and compressibility, a theoretical formulation is developed for the computation of free-surface amplitudes in both the horizontal and vertical components, which are defined as a function of the degree of saturation, the angle of incidence, and the frequency. Numerical results are presented using typical sand properties. It is shown that even a slight decrease of full saturation may lead to a substantial influence on the free-surface amplitudes in both the components and the amplitude ratios between them, and this influence is dependent on the angle of incidence. Significant phase shift between the horizontal and vertical components may also occur due to this slight change in saturation. At small incident angles, partial saturation of subsoil generally may cause a greater vertical-to-horizontal ratio compared with a fully saturated model. It is suggested that one may need to carefully take into account the saturation condition in the interpretation of field observations on seismic ground motions.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/228545
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dc.contributor.authorYang, J-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-18T08:06:54Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-18T08:06:54Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Engineering Mechanics, 2002, v. 128 n. 12, p. 1295-1303-
dc.identifier.issn0733-9399-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/228545-
dc.description.abstractA study is presented of saturation effects of subsoil on seismic motions at the free surface of a half space due to an inclined (SV) wave. By treating the soil as a partially water-saturated porous medium that is characterized by its degree of saturation, porosity, permeability, viscosity, and compressibility, a theoretical formulation is developed for the computation of free-surface amplitudes in both the horizontal and vertical components, which are defined as a function of the degree of saturation, the angle of incidence, and the frequency. Numerical results are presented using typical sand properties. It is shown that even a slight decrease of full saturation may lead to a substantial influence on the free-surface amplitudes in both the components and the amplitude ratios between them, and this influence is dependent on the angle of incidence. Significant phase shift between the horizontal and vertical components may also occur due to this slight change in saturation. At small incident angles, partial saturation of subsoil generally may cause a greater vertical-to-horizontal ratio compared with a fully saturated model. It is suggested that one may need to carefully take into account the saturation condition in the interpretation of field observations on seismic ground motions.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/em.html-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Engineering Mechanics-
dc.subjectGround motion,Porous media,Reflection,Wave propagation-
dc.titleSaturation Effects of Soils on Ground Motion at Free Surface Due to Incident SV Waves-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailYang, J: junyang@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYang, J=rp00201-
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399(2002)128:12(1295)-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0036894427-
dc.identifier.volume128-
dc.identifier.issue12-
dc.identifier.spage1295-
dc.identifier.epage1303-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000179528800008-

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