Ground Motion After Seismic Event: Scattering off a Small Mountain
Application ID: 78241
In this tutorial, the propagation of elastic waves in the ground after a seismic event is simulated using a 2D model. The effect of the ground surface topology on the wave propagation is illustrated when an ideal half space is modified with the presence of a small mountain. The model is a variation of Lamb's problem. The propagation of the elastic waves is modeled using the Elastic Waves, Time Explicit physics interface and the model captures the propagation and scattering of pressure waves, shear waves, Rayleigh waves, and von Schmidt waves.
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