Improvement of Nakamura technique by singular spectrum analysis

TitleImprovement of Nakamura technique by singular spectrum analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCarniel R, Barazza F, Pascolo PB
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

In this work we investigate the application of the Singular Spectrum Analysis to improve Nakamura Technique. The SSA has a wide and multidisciplinary range of applications; it allows a time series to be decomposed into different components, e.g. the signal itself, as well as various noise components, which can be subsequently removed from the data. Removal of the minor component of the data can lead to significant improvements in the identification of the system. In this paper the use of SSA Technique allows to optimize the signal to noise ratio before computing the classical Nakamura spectral ratios. A number of typical applications are also presented. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.