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A note on the steady-state response of an elastic half-space

Tsai, N. C. (1970) A note on the steady-state response of an elastic half-space. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 60 (3). pp. 795-808. ISSN 0037-1106.

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With reference to the influence of local geology on earthquake ground motions, a more complete analytical formulation is made of the well-known problem of a horizontally stratified, linearly-elastic half-space subjected to vertically traveling, sinusoidal, plane waves. A more general interpretation of a result of Kanai is given, and a recursion formula is derived for computing amplification spectra. Some special properties of the system are pointed out and numerical examples are given.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1970, by the Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received September 15, 1969. The author is grateful to Professor G. W. Housner for providing advice and guidance. The research work was funded in part by the Engineering Division of the National Science Foundation.
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