Acta Seismologica Sinica

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 176–195 | Cite as

Scattering of plane P waves by circular-arc layered alluvial valleys: An analytical solution

  • Liang Jian-wen 
  • Yan Lin-jun 
  • Vincent W. Lee


An analytical solution for scattering of plane P waves by circular-arc layered alluvial valleys was derived by Fourier-Bessel series expansion technique, and the solution was utilized to analyze the effects of alluvial sequence and their relative stiffness on the scattering of incident waves.

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scattering plane P waves circular-arc layered alluival valley analytical solution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Jian-wen 
    • 1
  • Yan Lin-jun 
    • 1
  • Vincent W. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesU.S.A.

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