Numerical Methodology to Minimize Resolution and Sensitivity Effects in P-Wave Measurements

    Volume 36, Issue 2 (March 2013)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Published Online: 24 January 2013

    Page Count: 9


    Amaral, M. F.
    Univ. of Porto (FEUP), Dept. of Civil Engineering,

    Viana da Fonseca, A.
    Univ. of Porto (FEUP), Dept. of Civil Engineering,

    Rios, S.
    Univ. of Porto (FEUP), Dept. of Civil Engineering,

    (Received 23 October 2012; accepted 3 December 2012)

    Abstract

    This paper presents a new numerical methodology aiming at facilitating the identification of seismic wave’s propagation time, using a time domain approach. The solution uses first- and second-order differential computing, namely divided differences methods. Results of extensive laboratory seismic wave tests over aggregate–cement mixtures with different voids ratios (densities) and cement contents (1 %, 2 %, 3 %, 4 %, and 5 %) are discussed. The results indicated relevant differences in values of longitudinal modulus (or P-wave modulus) derived with and without this methodology. This was considered especially important in stiff specimens with high-seismic wave velocities and low-energy input signals.


    Paper ID: GTJ20120111

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20120111

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    Title Numerical Methodology to Minimize Resolution and Sensitivity Effects in P-Wave Measurements
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    Committee D18