A Framework for Online Inversion-Based 3D Site Characterization

Volkan Akçelik1, Jacobo Bielak1, George Biros2, Ioannis Epanomeritakis1, Omar Ghattas1, Loukas F. Kallivokas3, and Eui Joong Kim4

1Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, USA
volkan@cmu.edu
jbielak@cmu.edu
ike@cmu.edu
omar@cmu.edu

2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA
biros@seas.upenn.edu

3University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX, USA
loukas@mail.utexas.edu

4Duke University, Durham NC, USA
ekim@duke.edu

Abstract. Our goal is to develop the capability for characterizing the three-dimensional geological structure and mechanical properties of individual sites and complete basins in earthquake-prone regions. Toward this end we present a framework that integrates in situ field testing, observations of earthquake ground motion, and inversion-based modeling.

LNCS 3038, pp. 717-724.

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