Ground Motion and Engineering Seismology

Ground Motion and Engineering Seismology

1st Edition - August 1, 1987

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  • Editor: A.S. Cakmak
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444600462

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Despite advances in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquakes continue to cause loss of life and property in one part of the world or another. The Third International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 22nd to 24th June 1987, provided an opportunity for participants from all over the world to share their expertise to enhance the role of mechanics and other disciplines as they relate to earthquake engineering. The edited proceedings of the conference are published in four volumes. This volume covers: Seismicity and Tectonics in the Eastern Mediterranean, Seismic Waves in Soils and Geophysical Methods, Engineering Seismology, Dynamic Methods in Soil and Rock Mechanics, and Ground Motion. With its companion volumes, it is hoped that it will contribute to the further development of techniques, methods and innovative approaches in soil dynamics and earthquake engineering.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Seismicity and Tectonics in the Eastern Mediterranean. Geotectonics and earthquake risks in Jordan (Y.M. Masannat). Seismic hazard in the Eastern Mediterranean (M.Ö. Erdik, V. Doyuran). Space-time migration of shallow earthquakes in Eurasia and implications for earthquake prediction (K. Kadinsky-Cade et al.). Tectonics and earthquake risk of Iran (A.A. Nowroozi). The seismicity of the Near East: past and present (A. Ben-Menahem). 2. Seismic Waves in Soils and Geophysical Methods. Scattering of plane harmonic waves by multiple dipping layers of arbitrary shape (M. Dravisnki, T.K. Mossessian). Elastic waves in locally inhomogeneous layered media (A.K. Mal, C.-C. Yin). Seismic wave transmission across unbonded frictional interfaces (J.-M. Doong, D.A. Mendelsohn). Site amplification in Mexico City (determined from 19 September 1985 strong-motion records and from recordings of weak motions) (M. Çelebi et al.). Numerical evaluation of wave propagation in heterogeneous viscoelastic media (J.M. Crepel, A. Pecker). Effect of layering on the transmission of ground vibration (M. Petyt, D.V. Jones). Behaviors of alluvial plain with irregular topography by the wave propagation (H. Yokoyama, I. Toriumi). 3. Engineering Seismology. Calculational procedures for seismic hazard analysis and its uncertainty in the Eastern United States (G.R. Toro, R.K. McGuire). Tectonic framework, seismic source zones and seismicity parameters for the Eastern United States: an application of the EPRI methodology (C.T. Statton et al.). Comparison of seismic hazard estimates obtained by using alternative seismic hazard methodologies (D.L. Bernreuter et al.). Ground motion relations for eastern North American earthquakes (O.W. Nuttli, R.B. Herrmann). A methodology to correct for effect of the local site characteristics in seismic hazard analyses (J.B. Savy et al.). 4. Dynamic Methods in Soil and Rock Mechanics. Some aspects of the dynamic subsoil-coupling between circular and rectangular foundations (Th. Triantafyllidis). Surface waves in a layered half-space with bending stiffness (H.-B. Mühlhaus, Th. Triantafyllidis). Transient behavior of strip foundations resting on different soil profiles by a time domain BEM (H. Antes, O. von Estorff). Frequency domain analysis of two-dimensional wave propagation with applications to earthquake engineering (P.K. Hadley et al.). Attenuation analysis of high frequency seismic waves in randomly heterogeneous rock media by finite difference simulations (E. Faccioli, A. Tagliani). Green's function for layered half-space (A. Umek, A. Štrukelj). Modelling in soil dynamics by a finite domain with respect to transient excitation (K.-H. Elmer et al.). Fast Fourier Bessel transforms for calculating the Green's function for semi-infinite soil media (T. Kobori et al.). Diffraction and scattering analysis of surface waves by surficial geology (G.L. Wojcik). A simple boundary element method procedure to solve the diffraction of SH waves in a stratified soil (F. Bettinali, R. Rangogni). Circular and rectangular foundations on halfspace: numerical values of dynamic stiffness functions (Th. Triantafyllidis et al.). Boundary element applications in soil dynamics (C.A. Brebbia, W. Mansur). 5. Ground Motion. PGA, RMSA, PSDF, duration, and MMI (F.K. Chang, A.G. Franklin). Irregular ground analysis to interpret time-characteristics of strong motion recorded in Mexico City during 1985 Mexico earthquake (H. Kawase). Numerical determination of critical hardening for shear band localization in geological materials (J.-G. Beliveau et al.). A comparison of published ground motion parameters (A. Kropp). Shear wave induced motions in recorded accelerograms (S. Sharma, J.L. Chameau). A band-limited, windowed white-noise process for modeling earthquake motions (E. Safak). Ground motion input through equivalent stationary motion (J.-S. Lin). Modelling earthquake ground motions in seismically active regions using parametric time series methods (G.W. Ellis et al.). Space-time variation of strong earthquake ground motion (C.-H. Loh). On the attenuation of macroseismic intensity with epicentral distance (G. Grandori et al.). A scaling law of source parameters associated with strong-motion accelerograms (M. Kamiyama). A non-linear site response analysis for earthquake loading using an explicit time-stepping finite element code (J. Evans et al.).

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1987
  • Published: August 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444600462

About the Editor

A.S. Cakmak

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Dept. of Civil Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

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