Two dimensional nonlinear site response analyses


This paper presents the results of computer studies of the seismic site response of two dimensional alluvial valleys with a variety of geometries and material properties. The alluvial material is modelled as a nonlinear hysteretic solid and results are presented to illustrate the effect of material nonlinearity on surface ground response. Comparative studies with one dimensional analyses are presented and conclusions drawn as to ground conditions that are appropriate to one dimensional site analyses.


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How to Cite
Larkin, T., & Marsh, J. (1992). Two dimensional nonlinear site response analyses. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 25(3), 222-229.