[SSS04-P48] Finite element eigenvalue analysis of seiche in Nagura dam reservoir: physics-based signal identification for slow seismic event detection
Keywords:oscillation, seiche, eigenfrequency, finite element method
We first start with signal source identification of the recorded oscillations and assume that the oscillations are produced by seiche because IGK station locates close to Nagura dam reservoir. As the behavior of seiche is governed by linear shallow water equation, its eigenfrequency is easily obtained from an appropriate numerical method such as the finite element method. We implemented the computer program for eigenfrequency on a commercial finite element software (COMSOL Multiphysics) and then a series of eigenvalue analysis were conducted to investigate whether the seiche possesses the eigenfrequency of 11 mHz or not.
As a result, we found five eigenmodes of seiche with 11 mHz eigenfrequency. By taking the fact that the water depth of the dam reservoir is approximately 10 m, those five candidates are narrowed down to the following two candidates: (1) the third eigenmode with the water depth of 9.5 m; (2) the second eigenmode with the water depth of 12.2 m. Given the predominant direction of recorded oscillations (north-south), the eigenmode shape for candidate (2) is more preferable. In any case, these results support our assumption that the seiche in the dam reservoir is the source of the recorded oscillations with 11 mHz peak frequency.
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