Seismic Signatures and Analysis of Reflection Data in Anisotropic Media, third edition (Geophysical References)


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This is the third edition of Ilya Tsvankin’s reference volume on seismic anisotropy and application of anisotropic models in reflection seismology. Seismic Signatures and Analysis of Reflection Data in Anisotropic Media, (Geophysical References Series No. 19), provides essential background information about anisotropic wave propagation, introduces efficient notation for transversely isotropic (TI) and orthorhombic media, and identifies the key anisotropy parameters for imaging and amplitude analysis. To gain insight into the influence of anisotropy on a wide range of seismic signatures, exact solutions are simplified in the weak-anisotropy approximation. Particular attention is given to moveout analysis and P-wave time-domain processing for transverse isotropy with a vertical (VTI) and tilted (TTI) symmetry axis. Description of the amplitude-variation-with-offset (AVO) response of P- and S-waves in TI media shows that anisotropy may cause serious distortions in both the reflection coefficient and geometrical-spreading factor. The far-reaching benefits of anisotropic processing methods are demonstrated on synthetic examples and field data.

The Seismic Wavefield: Volume 2, Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales

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The two volumes of The Seismic Wavefield are a comprehensive guide to the understanding of seismograms in terms of physical propagation processes within the Earth. The focus is on the observation of earthquakes and man-made sources on all scales, for both body waves and surface waves. Volume I provides a general introduction and a development of the theoretical background for seismic waves. Volume II looks at the way in which observed seismograms relate to the propagation processes. Volume II also discusses local and regional seismic events, global wave propagation, and the three-dimensional Earth.

Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

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(as of Sep 11,2018 16:15:45 UTC – Details)

What are we to make of contemporary newspapers in Japan speculating about the possible connection between aquatic creatures and earthquakes? Of a city council deciding to issue evacuation advice based on observed animal behavior? Why, between 1977 and 1993, did Japan’s government spend taxpayer money to observe catfish in aquariums as part of its mandate to fund earthquake prediction research? All of these actions are direct legacies of the 1855 Ansei Edo earthquake, one of the major natural disasters of the period. In his investigation of the science, politics, and lore of seismic events in Japan, Gregory Smits examines this earthquake in a broad historical context.

The Ansei Edo earthquake shook the shogun’s capital during a year of special religious significance and at a time of particularly vigorous seismic activity. It was also a turning point because, according to the prevailing understanding of earthquakes at the time, it should never have happened. Many Japanese, therefore, became receptive to new ideas about the causes of earthquakes as well as to the notion that by observing some phenomena―for example, the behavior of catfish―one might determine when an earthquake would strike. All subsequent major earthquakes in Japan resulted in claims, always made after the fact, that certain phenomena had been signs of the impending catastrophe. Indeed, earthquake prediction in Japan from 1855 to the present has largely consisted of amassing collections of alleged or possible precursor phenomena. In addition, the Ansei Edo earthquake served as a catalyst accelerating socio-political trends already underway. It revealed bakufu military weaknesses and enhanced the prestige of the imperial deity Amaterasu at the expense of the bakufu deity Kashima.

Anyone interested in Japan, earthquakes, and natural disasters will benefit from Seismic Japan. The work also serves as essential background for understanding the peculiar history of earthquake prediction in modern and contemporary Japan.

Seismic Tomography: With Applications in Global Seismology and Exploration Geophysics (Modern Approaches in Geophysics)

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Methods to eonstruet images of an objeet from “projeetions” of x-rays, ultrasound or eleetromagnetie waves have found wide applieations in eleetron mieroseopy, diagnostie medicine and radio astronomy. Projeetions are measurable quantities that are a funetiona- usually involving a line integral – of physieal properties of an objeet. Convolutional methods, or iterative algorithms to solve large systems of linear equations are used to reeonstruet the objeet. In prineiple, there is no reasan why similar image reeonstruetions ean not be made with seismie waves. In praetiee, seismic tomography meets with a number of diffieulties, and it is not until the last deeade that imaging of transmitted seismie waves has found applicatian in the Earth sciences. The most important differenee between global seismie tomography and mare eonventional applieations in the laboratory is the faet that the seismologist is eonfronted with the lack of anything resembling a well-eontrolled experimental set-up. Apart from a few nuelear tests, it is not in our power to locate or time seismie events. Apart from a few seabattom seismographs, our sensors are located on land -and even there the availability of data depends on eultural and politieal factors. Even in exploratian seismics, praetieal faetors such as the east of an experiment put strong limitations on the eompleteness of the data set.Seismic Tomography With Applications in Global Seismology and Exploration Geophysics Modern Approaches in Geophysics

Seismic Design Using Structural Dynamics (2006 IBC, 2009 IBC, ASCE/SEI 7-05)


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Description: The 2006 and the 2009 editions of the International Building Code (IBC) require the use of a dynamic analysis procedure for the seismic design of a building under certain conditions of irregularity, occupancy, and height. However, dynamic analysis procedures are more complicated than the more traditional static procedure, and over the years, many questions have been asked about code provisions concerning this. This publication has been created to answer these questions and demystify the application of the code. This publication addresses the two methods by which a designer may comply with the seismic design requirements of the 2006/2009 IBC: Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure (ASCE 7-05 Section 12.8) and Dynamic Analysis Procedure (ASCE 7-05 Section 12.9 and Chapter 16).

Although ASCE 7-05 (the 2006 and the 2009 IBC) formally recognizes two dynamic analysis procedures: modal response spectrum analysis and time-history analysis, the modal response spectrum analysis is by far the more common in design office usage and is the primary subject of this publication. The background and details are explained in Chapter 1 of this publication where a step-by-step analysis procedure is given, and a three-story, one-bay frame example is solved entirely manually to illustrate application of the procedure.

Chapter 2 of this publication is devoted exclusively to the detailed design of a 20-story reinforced concrete building that utilizes a dual shear wall-frame interactive system for earthquake resistance. Modal response spectrum analysis is used as the basis of design. Design utilizing the Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure is also illustrated as a prerequisite to design using the Dynamic Analysis Procedure. A key feature of this example that would be of particular interest to users is the design of reinforced concrete shear walls by the procedure in the 2005 and 2008 editions of ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

Seismic Ray Theory

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The seismic ray method plays an important role in seismology, seismic exploration, and in the interpretation of seismic measurements. Seismic Ray Theory presents the most comprehensive treatment of the method available. Many new concepts that extend the possibilities and increase the method’s efficiency are included. The book has a tutorial character: derivations start with a relatively simple problem, in which the main ideas are easier to explain, and then advance to more complex problems. Most of the derived equations are expressed in algorithmic form and may be used directly for computer programming. This book will prove to be an invaluable advanced text and reference in all academic institutions in which seismology is taught or researched.

Seismic Isolation for Architects

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(as of Sep 10,2018 22:21:06 UTC – Details)

Seismic isolation offers the highest degree of earthquake protection to buildings and their inhabitants. Modern applications of the technology are less than 50 years old and uptake in seismically active regions continues to soar.

Seismic Isolation for Architects is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice in this field. Based on the latest research findings and the authors’ extensive experience, coverage includes the application, effectiveness, benefits, and limitations of seismic isolation, as well as the architectural form, design aspects, retrofitting, economics, construction, and maintenance related to this method.

The book is written for an international audience: the authors review codes and practices from a number of countries and draw on examples from eleven territories including the US, Chile, Argentina, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Aimed at readers without prior knowledge of structural engineering, the book provides an accessible, non-technical approach without using equations or calculations, instead using over 200 drawings, diagrams and images to support the text. This book is key reading for students on architecture and civil engineering courses looking for a clear introduction to seismic-resistant design, as well as architects and engineers working in seismically active regions.


Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images

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(as of Sep 10,2018 17:54:04 UTC – Details)

This comprehensive book deals primarily with reflection seismic data in the hydrocarbon industry. It brings together seismic examples from North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia and features contributions from eleven international authors who are experts in their field. It provides structural geological examples with full-color illustrations and explanations so that students and industry professionals can get a better understanding of what they are being taught. It also shows seismic images in black and white print and covers compression related structures.

Representing a compilation of examples for different types of geological structures, Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images is a quick guide to finding analogous structures. It provides extensive coverage of seismic expression of different geological structures, faults, folds, mobile substrates (shale and salt), tectonic and regional structures, and common pitfalls in interpretation. The book also includes an un-interpreted seismic section for every interpreted section so that readers can feel free to draw their own conclusion as per their conceptualization.

  • Provides authoritative source of methodologies for seismic interpretation
  • Indicates sources of uncertainty and give alternative interpretations
  • Directly benefits those working in petroleum industries
  • Includes case studies from a variety of tectonic regimes

Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images is primarily designed for graduate students in Earth Sciences, researchers, and new entrants in industry who are interested in seismic interpretation.

2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual Volume 2: Examples for Light-Frame, Tilt-Up and Masonry Buildings


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The 2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual provides a step-by-step approach to applying the structural provisions of the 2015 International Building Code® and referenced standards. Volume 2 contains code application examples of light-frame, tilt-up and masonry construction. Diaphragm flexibility, center of mass, collectors and chords, deflection and anchorage are discussed through examples. In and out-of-plane seismic loads are analyzed. Volume 2 includes sample structures of wood, cold-formed steel, tilt-up concrete and masonry, including: Four-Story Wood Light-Frame Hotel Cold-formed Steel Light-frame Three-story Apartment on Concrete Podium Tilt-up Building with Plan Irregularities Tilt-up Wall Building with Openings An excellent reference and study guide for the NCEES Structural Exam. This manual is an invaluable resource for civil and structural engineers, architects, academics and students.

Design of Steel Structures for Buildings in Seismic Areas: Eurocode 8: Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance. Part 1: General Rules, Seismic Action and Rules for Buildings

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(as of Sep 10,2018 08:19:33 UTC – Details)

This volume elucidates the design criteria and principles for steel structures under seismic loads according to Eurocode 8-1. Worked Examples illustrate the application of the design rules. Two case studies serve as best-practice samples.