Accession Number:

ADP004903

Title:

Validation of a Multilayered Viscoelastic Seismic Propagation Model for Short to Medium Ranges,

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ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

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Report Date:

1985-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Field tests were conducted to provide a complete data base for validation of the Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Seismic Propagation Model. The model was developed in 1973 to predict seismic signals resulting from a variety of seismic sources, but had not been validated for short to medium ranges up to 10 km. Model predictions compared favorably with tests results and after a refinement of site physical properties and internal damping factor or g, calculations were even more compatible. The model will now be available for making predictions at other sites with a greater degree of reliability. The validation procedure included preliminary prediction, testing and verification of data, and model refinement and validation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE