VS30 mapping and site characterization in the seismically active intraplate region of Western India: implications for risk mitigation (Da Sairam et al, 2019)

Dynamic Characterization: Understanding the Response of Soil to Seismic Events

Dynamic characterization is a crucial step in designing earthquake-resistant structures. Non-destructive geophysical techniques like MASW are used to predict the shear wave velocity and provide valuable information for site characterization, ground response analysis, and micro zonation mapping. Studies have shown that NEHRP, IBC, and NTC2018 provisions can be used to classify soil profiles based on their shear wave velocities.