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 aspe


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About the editor

A.S. Cakmak

Affiliations and Expertise

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