Site Response Investigation
Geological materials play a significant role in influencing earthquake ground motion. As seismic waves propagate towards the surface, they undergo modifications due to various factors that alter the frequency and amplitude of seismic phases. Evaluating the susceptibility of geological materials beneath structures to motion amplification is crucial for site-specific projects. At Mahan Geophysical Consulting, we offer the following services to address this need:
- Calculating shear-wave velocity and elastic properties of soil columns through shallow seismic surveys, such as microtremor surveys or multi-channel analysis of surface waves.
- Estimating site fundamental frequency, linear and non-linear amplification, and site classification.
- Generating amplification susceptibility maps.