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Top 10 papers on Surface Wave Analysis for Geotechnical Site Characterization


List compiled by Professor Sebastiano Foti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy). List compiled in March 2013.

  • Jones R.B. 1958. In-situ measurement of the dynamic properties of soil by vibration methods. Geotechnique, 8 (1), 1-21
  • Nazarian S., Stokoe II K.H. 1984. In situ shear wave velocities from spectral analysis of surface waves. Proc. 8th Conf. on Earthquake Eng. - S.Francisco, Prentice-Hall, 3, 31-38
  • Gabriels P., Snieder R., Nolet G. 1987. In situ measurements of shear-wave velocity in sediments with higher-mode Rayleigh waves. Geophys. Prospect., 35, 187-196
  • Stokoe K.H. II, Wright S.G., J.A. Bay, J.M. Roesset. 1994. Characterization of geotechnical sites by SASW method", Geophysical Characterization of Sites (ISSMFE TC#10) by R.D. Woods, Oxford & IBH Publ., pp. 15-25
  • Tokimatsu K. 1995. Geotechnical Site Characterisation using Surface Waves. Proc. 1st Int. Conf. on Earth. Geotechn. Eng., IS-Tokio IS Tokyo 1995, Balkema, 1333-1368
  • Luke, B. A., and K. H. Stokoe. 1998. Application of SASW method underwater. J. of Geotechn. Geoenvironm. Eng., 124, 523-531
  • Park C.B., Miller R.D., Xia J. 1999. Multichannel analysis of surface waves. Geophysics, 64, 800-808
  • Lai C.G., Rix G.J., Foti S., Roma V. 2002. Simultaneous Measurement and Inversion of Surface Wave Dispersion and Attenuation Curves. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng., 22 (9-12), 923-930
  • Foti S., Comina C., Boiero D., Socco L.V. 2009 Non uniqueness in surface wave inversion and consequences on seismic site response analyses, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Eng., Vol. 29 (6), 982-993
  • Tran, K. and Hiltunen, D. 2012. Two-Dimensional Inversion of Full Waveforms Using Simulated Annealing. J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 138(9), 1075–1090.