210 pages | 91 B/W Illus.
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 protecting systems able to dissipate or deflect SSW energy built around buildings or towns located in earthquake regions set this book apart from other seismology publications.
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.