Site response analysis in cross-anisotropic alluvial deposits subjected to inclined incident SH wave

  • Foroogh Hemmati Masouleh
  • Reza Jamshidi ChenariEmail author
  • Reza Saleh Jalali
  • Ali Ghorbani
Technical Note


Elastic site response analysis in cross-anisotropic deposits has been elaborated due to incidence of inclined SH wave front. A site consisting of a single cross-anisotropic soil layer rested on a half-space representing the bedrock is examined, subjected to inclined SH wave and the out-of-plane displacement amplitude is obtained by assembling the dynamic stiffness matrices of the layer and the underlying bedrock. The effects of the cross-anisotropy substantiated in form of different horizontal and vertical shear moduli were investigated and discussed accordingly. Results showed that anisotropy has great effect on the site response; however, this effect becomes immaterial when the incidence angles are almost sub-horizontal.


Site response analysis Cross-anisotropy Inclined SH wave Love wave 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of GuilanRashtIran

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