H. Amick, T. Xu, and M. Gendreau, “The Role of Buildings and Slabs-on-Grade in the Suppression of Low-Amplitude Ambient Ground Vibrations,” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (11th ICSDEE) & the 3rd International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (3rd ICEGE), Berkeley CA, USA (7 to 9 January 2004). pp. 877-88155300c543cd9fe3c043aac5e047b150d
January 7, 2004
The Role of Buildings and Slabs-on-Grade in the Suppression of Low-Amplitude Ambient Ground Vibrations
This paper discusses the manner in which the stiffness of a slab-on-grade or building will alter the free-field vibrations at a building site. This phenomenon is dependent upon the rigidity of slab or foundation in the direction of wave propagation, and the relationship between wavelength and the dimension of the slab or foundation in the direction of wave propagation. Measurements from field studies are used as examples.