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Title:      Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization
Categories:      Site Characterization
BookID:      75
Authors:      Sebastiano Foti, Carlo G. Lai, Glenn J. Rix, Claudio Strobbia
ISBN-10(13):      9780415678766
Publisher:      CRC Press
Publication date:      August 21, 2014
Number of pages:      487
Language:      English
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Using examples and case studies directly drawn from the authors' experience, Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization addresses both the experimental and theoretical aspects of surface wave propagation in both forward and inverse modeling. This book accents the key facets associated with surface wave testing for near-surface site characterization. It clearly outlines the basic principles, the theoretical framework and the practical implementation of surface wave analysis. In addition, it also describes in detail the equipment and measuring devices, acquisition techniques, signal processing, forward and inverse modeling theories, and testing protocols that form the basis of modern surface wave techniques.


The book is divided in eight chapters and is structured around the following axes: 

  • Provides a comprehensive and in-depth treatment of all the steps involved in surface wave testing
  • Discusses surface wave methods and their applications in various geotechnical conditions and geological settings
  • Explains how surface wave measurements can be used to estimate both stiffness and dissipative properties of the ground
  • Addresses the issue of uncertainty, which is often an overlooked problem in surface wave testing
  • Includes examples with comparative analysis using different processing techniques and inversion algorithms
  • Outlines advanced applications of surface wave testing such as joint inversion, underwater investigation, and Love wave analysis


Written for geotechnical engineers, engineering seismologists, geophysicists, and researchers, Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization offers practical guidance, and presents a thorough understanding of the basic concepts.


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