Accession Number : ADP004903

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

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Carnes,B. L.

Report Date : FEB 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 23

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)

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *SEISMIC WAVES, *RAYLEIGH WAVES, EQUATIONS, VISCOELASTICITY, DATA BASES, VALIDATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE