A numerical study on the 2D behavior of clayey basins

H. Khanbabazadeh*, R. Iyisan

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In this numerical study the effects of basin edge on the dynamic behavior of the clayey basins are investigated. For this purpose a range of bedrock inclinations at the valley sides from slighter 10° and 20° to steeper 30° and 40°, and three types of stiff, medium plasticity and soft clay materials are selected. The results of the 2D analyses show that not only the amplification pattern of different clay types is different, but also it differs for each material type under different motion intensities. Also, the frequency domain results show that different parts of the valleys are sensitive to different periods. It was seen that under two-dimensional conditions the amplification of clay types other than soft clay could be higher. Finally, the results of this research show the important effect of motion intensity on the 2D behavior of valleys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-41
Number of pages11
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


  • Basin edge effect
  • Clayey site
  • Dynamic behavior
  • Numerical analysis
  • Site effects


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