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Identify pulse amplitude and period in near-fault ground motions

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Version 3.0 - published on 12 Nov 2010

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PulseSnapper is a MATLAB Compiler-generated standalone application.

For computers without MATLAB installed, the MCRInstaller needs to be executed to install the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) before running PulseSnapper (see the supporting documents for details). 
The video file, Demo_PulseSnapper, introduces the application of PulseSnapper with two examples. The acceleration records of the examples are also enclosed.


Yuchuan Tang, Jian Zhang


Tang YC and Zhang J, "Response Spectrum-Oriented Pulse Identification and Magnitude Scaling of Forward Directivity Pulses in Near-Fault Ground Motions", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 31(1):59-76, 2011.

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  • Jian Zhang (2010), "PulseSnapper,"

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