Relationship between Quasi Transfer Spectrums and dynamic amplification factor

Ozel E., Özdaʇ Ö., AKGÜN M., Uluʇ A., Pamuk E., Ipek Y.

8th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society, BGS 2015, Chania, Greece, 5 - 08 October 2015 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Chania
  • Country: Greece
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Quasi Transfer Spectrums (QTS) and Dynamic soil amplification factor defining which ratio earthquake acceleration will reach the soil surface by changing is one of the most important factors in seismic risk studies. When computing the value of DAF at a point without a strong motion station, peak horizontal acceleration values at the bedrock and soil transfer function are needed. PGA value at the bedrock can be obtained by using either real seismic records or the earthquake scenario. However, the soil transfer function can be computed observationally and theoretically. Observational soil transfer function is defined by microtremor horizontal/vertical spectral ratio. In case of theoretical computation, the density belonging to the soil layers between the bedrock and the soil surface is used together with the change of P-S wave rates with the depth and the damping factor. In this study, the dynamic amplification factor has been computed for 57 points by using observational QTS obtained by microtremor horizontal/vertical spectral ratio as well as the earthquake scenario. Also, theoretical soil transfer function at 1 point was obtained through spatial autocorrelation method study and determined to be compatible with observational result.