Seismic barriers: Theory and numerical simulations

Vladimir Bratov, Alla Ilyashenko, Nikita Morozov, Tursunbai Rashidov

Research output


The basic idea of a seismic barrier is to protect an area occupied by a building or a group of buildings from seismic waves. Depending on the nature of seismic waves that are the most probable in a specific region, different kinds of seismic barriers are suggested. For example, vertical barriers resembling a wall in a soil can protect from Rayleigh and bulk waves. The FEM simulation reveals that to be effective, such a barrier should be (i) composed of layers with contrast physical properties allowing "trapping" of the wave energy inside some of the layers, and (ii) depth of the barrier should be comparable or greater than the considered seismic wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Article number03005
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2019
Event22nd International Scientific Conference on Construction the Formation of Living Environment, FORM 2019 - Tashkent
Duration: 18 Apr 201921 Apr 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Seismic barriers: Theory and numerical simulations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this