An earthquake is a powerful surface acoustic wave (SAW) generated by a seismic event, such as a volcano or motion of the Earth's layers, that propagates on the Earth's surface. This book explains the design of earthquake resistant structures using SAW techniques that offer a variety of experimental setups and theoretical models. Designs of protecti
Physics of Earthquakes. Seismic Surface Waves (SSW). Generation and Propagation of SSW. SSW Mode Transformations. Seismic Energy Carried by SSW. Diffraction, Deflection, and Scattering of SSW. Earthquake Resistant Design and Technology.