A note on plane-wave approximation


Kara H. F. , Trifunac M. D.

SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, cilt.51, ss.9-13, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2013.04.003
  • Dergi Adı: SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9-13

Özet

It is shown that the plane-wave assumption for incident SH waves is a good approximation for cylindrical waves radiated from a finite source even when it is as close as twice the size of inhomogeneity. It is concluded that for out-of-plane SH waves the plane-wave approximation should be adequate for many earthquake engineering studies. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.