Numerical Simulation of Seismic Wave Propagation

Course Description

1. Basic theory of seismic wave propagation is given.  A semi-analytic method (Propagator matrix method) is explained to calculate a seismic response of a flat layered structure.  You will also learn a purely numerical method, (the finite-difference method) for arbitrary heterogeneous structures.
2. Practice of the wave propagation simulation is given using personal computers.  You will simulate wave propagation by yourselves using PC to see amplification due to the basin.


Hiroshi TAKENAKA (Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University)


2 day(s)


(1) Basic theory of seismic wave propagation.
(2) Propagator matrix method.
(3) Numerical method (Finite-difference method).
(4) Simulation of seismic wave propagation using PC.

Lecture note files of this course can be downloaded.