Numerical Simulation of Site Effects

by Apostolos S. Papageorgiou, (M.ASCE), Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

Numerical simulations have proved to be very powerful tool in the analysis and study of site effects. Numerical models may be used (i) to study the pattern of shaking during a particular target earthquake and/or (ii) to make parametric studies of idealized models of irregular surface topography and basin structures. Simulation techniques of two-and three-dimensional models are briefly mentioned. Special attention is given to a hybrid technique which combines the Finite Element Method with the Discrete Wavenumber Boundary Element method.



Subject Headings: Boundary element method | Three-dimensional models | Hybrid methods | Finite element method | Numerical models | Structural models | Terrain models | Hydrologic models

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