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Calculation of surface motions of a layered half-space

Tsai, N. C. and Housner, G. W. (1970) Calculation of surface motions of a layered half-space. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 60 (5). pp. 1625-1651. ISSN 0037-1106.

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A new method is presented for computing the transient response of a set of horizontally stratified, linearly elastic layers overlying a uniform half-space and excited by vertically incident, transient plane waves. In addition, a simple approximate method of satisfactory accuracy is developed that reduces the computing time required. Calculated responses are compared with motions recorded under Union Bay in Seattle to evaluate the agreement between recorded and calculated motions.

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Additional Information:© 1970 Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received April 28 1970. We are indebted to the State of Washington Highway Department, to the City of Seattle, and to Worthington-Christiani-Fenco for the recordings under Union Bay, to Mr. George Kjerbol of Worthington-Christiani-Fenco for ancillary information, and to Shannon and Wilson, Inc., for information about soil properties. The sub-bay recording system is being operated by the University of Washington seismograph station and we are indebted to Dr. Norman Rasmussen for the microtremor records and other information. The study was partly sponsored by the Engineering Division of the National Science Foundation.
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