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dc.contributor.advisorRosenblad, Brent L. (Brent Lyndon), 1969-eng
dc.contributor.authorBertel, Jeffrey D.eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 21, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Civil engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractThe Spectral-Analysis-of-Surface-Waves (SASW) method is an accepted means of measuring shear wave velocity (VS). In some settings, SASW measurements have produced results that were inconsistent with results from other methods of measurement. The effectiveness of the SASW methodology at complex geotechnical sites was investigated to identify site conditions where the SASW approach may produce erroneous results. Analytical simulations of surface wave measurements were performed. A traditional SASW methodology (global analysis), and a more rigorous approach (array analysis) were used to generate experimental dispersion curves. The effectiveness of these approaches was evaluated by comparing the experimental results to the true dispersion curve. The global analysis yielded dispersion curves that tend to underestimate surface wave velocities at long wavelengths. The array approach worked well for both simple, gradually increasing VS profiles as well as for some complex profiles with large VS contrasts. In some cases both the global and array analysis produce an experimental dispersion curve that is not consistent with the theoretical dispersion curve, especially for soft-over-stiff profiles, a common profile encountered in the field. These results have implications for earthquake site response analysis.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb59417079eng
dc.identifier.oclc166236911eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4625
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4625eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshSurface waves -- Measurementeng
dc.subject.lcshGlobal analysis (Mathematics)eng
dc.subject.lcshShear waves -- Measurementeng
dc.titleAnalytical study of the spectral-analysis-of-surface-waves method at complex geotechnical siteseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil and Environmental Engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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