Surface-wave tests are based on the solution of an inverse problem for shear-wave velocity profile identification from the experimentally measured dispersion curve. The main criticisms for these testing methodologies are related to the inverse problem solution and arise from the possible equivalence of different shear-wave velocity profiles. In this paper, some implications of solutio nnon-uniqueness for seismic response studies are investigated using both numerical simulations and experimenta ldata. A Monte Carlo approach for the inversion problem has been used to obtain a set of equivalent shear-wave velocity models. This selection is based on a statistical test which takes into account both data uncertainty and model parameterization. This set of solutions (i.e.,soil profiles) is then used to evaluate the seismic response with a conventional one-dimensional analysis. It is shown that equivalent profiles with respect to surface-wave testing are equivalent also with respect to site amplification, thus countering the criticism related to inversion uncertainty for the engineering use of surface-wave tests.
|Titolo:||Non uniqueness in surface wave inversion and consequences on seismic site response analyses|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.soildyn.2008.11.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|