The horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio (HVSR) method for seismic site characterization using microtremor and earthquake recordings has been widely employed since its introduction in 1989. We applied HVSR to analyze seismic and strong-motion earthquake S-waves in the Gansu province, China. The seismic stations were bedrock installations, whereas the strong-motion stations were installed on soils throughout the Province. Results show that most of seismic stations have no obvious predominant peak, but the strong-motion stations exhibit predominant peaks. Therefore, we corroborate HVSR as a cost-effective method to characterize ground-motion site effect caused by the near-surface soils.
|Title of host publication||New Approaches of Geotechnical Engineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||Soil Characterization, Sustainable Materials and Numerical Simulation - Proceedings of the 6th GeoChina International Conference on Civil and Transportation Infrastructures: From Engineering to Smart and Green Life Cycle Solutions, 2021|
|Editors||Jinwoo An, Jizhe Zhang, Juan Xie|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Event||6th GeoChina International Conference on Civil and Transportation Infrastructures: From Engineering to Smart and Green Life Cycle Solutions, GeoChina 2021 - NanChang, China|
Duration: Jul 19 2021 → Jul 21 2021
|Name||Sustainable Civil Infrastructures|
|Conference||6th GeoChina International Conference on Civil and Transportation Infrastructures: From Engineering to Smart and Green Life Cycle Solutions, GeoChina 2021|
|Period||7/19/21 → 7/21/21|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank the China Strong Motion Network Center for the data support. We thanks for the fund supported by Special Fund for Innovation Team, Gansu Earthquake Agency (2019TD-02-01); Earthquake Science and Technology Development Fund, Gansu Earthquake Agency (2020M02) and Earthquake Tracking and Directional Work Task for 2021 (2021010110).
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
- Earthquake recordings
- Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR)
- S-wave spectral analysis
- Site effect
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Computational Mechanics
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Environmental Engineering