Design, manufacture and test of seismic shear (transverse) wave’s source for engineering purposes


This research finds touches to the design and manufacture of generating seismic shear (transverse) wavespolarized source system. The system consists of a source of surface horizontal movement (horizontaltraction source) using a piece of wood (wooden plank). A series of field tests were conducting in order todemonstrate the efficiency of the system and the quality of the generated seismic shear wave. Through theobtained recordings and the quality of the received waves and its directional characteristics, which clearlyshow the system's success in achieving the aim of this study .In addition to the importance of the shearwave velocities in computing the elastic modulus to be used for engineering purposes of any intendedprojects.