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  1. Seismicity of the Middle East: A Revision on the Seimicity Parameters

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Mehdi ZARE, Hamideh Amini, Pouye Yazdi

    Seismicity of the Middle East: A Revision on the Seimicity ParametersMehdi ZARE, Hamideh Amini, Pouye YazdiThe seismicity of the middle east is considered in this article in view point of the reevaluation of earthquake hazard in the region. The Middle East region with high range of seismicity...

  2. Relationship between liquefaction occurrence ratio and strong ground motion duration for The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake.

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kazue Wakamatsu, Shigeki Senna, Masashi Matsuoka

    Relationship between liquefaction occurrence ratio and strong ground motion duration for The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake.Shigeki Senna, Kazue Wakamatsu, Masashi Matsuoka, Saburoh MidorikawaIn this study, We calculate the probability of liquefaction occurrence during the 2011...

  3. Implication of Updated Subduction Zone Earthquake Ground Motion Prediction Equations and Sedimentary Basin Effects to the Building Code Design Spectra in the Pacific Northwest

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): King Chin, John Hooper

    Implication of Updated Subduction Zone Earthquake Ground Motion Prediction Equations and Sedimentary Basin Effects to the Building Code Design Spectra in the Pacific NorthwestThis paper presents the results of the site specific ground motion study completed for a project and discusses the...

  4. Buildings and Infrastructure Plans Damage Caused by the 11 August 2012,Qaradagh

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ebad Ghanbari

    Buildings and Infrastructure Plans Damage Caused by the 11 August 2011,QaradaghEbad GhanbariAn extremely dangerous shallow earthquake occurred in the Qaradagh(Ahar-Varzeghan) NW of Iran.This paper presents damage of buildings and infrastructures plans during the 11 August 2011 strong NW Iran...

  5. Fling in near-fault ground motions and its effect on structural collapse capacitiy

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Lynne Burks, Jack Baker

    The effect of fling in near-fault ground motions on structural collapse capacityWe evaluate the collapse capacity of a nonlinear single degree of freedom (SDOF) system using ground motion records with varying fling properties, including records with static offsets preserved via baseline...

  6. Depth-dependent Site Factors with Soil Nonlinear Effects

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Chi-Chin Tsai, Tadahiro Kishida

    Depth-dependent Site FactorSite factors are used to modify ground motions from a reference rock site to reflect the influence of geologic condition. Average shear wave velocity of soil column at top 30 meters, Vs,30, has been recognized as an important factor to reflect the amplification...

  7. Simulation of orthogonal horizontal components of near-fault ground motions for specified earthquake source and site characteristics

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Mayssa Dabaghi, Armen Der Kiureghian

    Stochastic simulation of orthogonal horizontal near-fault ground motion components for specified earthquake source and site characteristicsMayssa Dabaghi, Armen Der KiureghianA method for stochastically simulating an ensemble of orthogonal horizontal near-fault ground motion components for a...

  8. Fourier spectra and kappa0 (&[kappa]0) estimates for rock stations in the NGA-West2 project

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Olga-Joan Ktenidou, Tadahiro Kishida, Robert Darragh, Walter Silva, Norman A. Abrahamson

    κ0 (kappa0) estimates for rock stations in the NGA-West2 projectThe NGA-West2 project recently published a flatfile with over 21,000 records from over 4,000 sites (http://peer.berkeley.edu/ngawest2). In the coming years, this dataset will be used in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering...

  9. Directionality of Strong Ground Motion Durations

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Jongwon Lee

    Directionality of Strong Ground Motion DurationsDirectionality of ground motions is an important aspect to be considered in seismic design and is incorporated in the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) center’s Next Generation Attenuation Ground Motions (NGA) projects and ASCE7-10....

  10. ARTQUAKE, A NEW SOFTWARE FOR GENERATION OF ARTIFICIAL TIME-HISTORIES

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Sergio Hampshire C. Santos, Silvio de Souza Lima, Rodrigo M. R. Rodrigues

    ARTQUAKE, A NEW SOFTWARE FOR GENERATION OF ARTIFICIAL TIME-HISTORIESFor the seismic design of some important structures, such as reactors in Nuclear Power Plants, it is often required by the regulatory bodies the generation of artificial time-histories compatible with a given design response...

  11. Reassessment of Prehistoric Earthquake Accelerations at Sampit and Gapway in the South Carolina Coastal Plain

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Emad Gheibi, Sarah Gassman

    Effect of Aging on Back Analysis of Earthquake Magnitude in the South Carolina Coastal PlainCurrent procedures for evaluation of soil liquefaction are applicable for relatively young Holocene soil deposits (

  12. UNCERTAINTY OF SOIL PROPERTIES IN EARTHQUAKE GROUND-MOTION SITE RESPONSE ANALYSES

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Zhihua Li

    UNCERTAINTY OF SOIL PROPERTIES IN EARTHQUAKE GROUND-MOTION SITE RESPONSE ANALYSESZhihua LiSoil properties and mechanical behaviors are the fundamentals of soil mechanics. The uncertainty and spatial variability of soil properties greatly affect the macroscopic soil behaviors; on the other hand,...

  13. The Influence of Glacial Processes on Sedimentary Depositional History and Earthquake Ground Motions in Anchorage, Alaska

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Eric Cannon, Utpal Dutta

    The Influence of Glacial Processes on Sedimentary Depositional History and Earthquake Ground Motions in Anchorage, AlaskaEric Cannon, Utpal DuttaTectonic and glacial processes have played a major role in the development of the Cook Inlet sedimentary basin in which the City of Anchorage, Alaska...

  14. Characterization and Representation of Pulse-like Ground Motions Using Wavelet-based Cumulative Pulse Extraction

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Yuan Lu, Marios Panagiotou

    Characterization and Representation of Pulse-like Ground Motions Using Wavelet-based Cumulative Pulse ExtractionThis paper presents an iterative method for extracting multiple strong pulses imbedded in historical pulse-like ground motion records. The method results in a representation of the...

  15. SEISMIC GROUND RESPONSE ANALYSIS AT THE SITE OF SAN FELICE CHURCH IN POGGIO PICENZE (L’AQUILA, ITALY)

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Nicola Tarque, Carlo G. Lai, Francesca Bozzoni, Enrico Miccadei, Tommaso Piacentini, Guido Camata, Enrico Spacone

    Analysis of ground motion amplification at the basement of San Felice Chuch, Poggio Picenze (Italy)The amplification of the ground motion at the surface is greatly influenced by the geotechnical characteristics of the soil formations below the ground surface. Traditionally, analyses of the...

  16. Modal Pushover-Based Ground Motion Scaling Procedure for Unsymmetric-Plan Multi-Story Buildings

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Juan Reyes, Andrea Riaño, Carlos Arango, Erol Kalkan

    Modal Pushover-Based Scaling (MPS) of Earthquake Records for Nonlinear Response History Analysis of Multistory Unsymmetric-Plan BuildingsPerformance-based procedures for evaluating existing buildings and proposed designs of new buildings in the U.S. require response history analyses (RHAs) for...

  17. Campbell-Bozorgnia NGA-West2 Horizontal Ground Motion Model for Active Tectonic Domains

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Kenneth Campbell, Yousef Bozorgnia

    Campbell-Bozorgnia NGA-West2 Horizontal Ground Motion Model: Comparison with the 2008 NGA ModelWe summarize the development of the Campbell-Bozorgnia NGA-West2 empirical ground motion prediction equation (CB13) and compare it to our previous 2008 NGA model (CB08). We used the extensive PEER...

  18. S-wave velocity profiles of the East San Francisco Bay Area obtained by geophysical methods

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Koichi Hayashi, Mitchell Craig, Rania Aql, Seth Shuler

    S-wave velocity profiles of the East San Francisco Bay Area obtained by geophysical methodsWe measured S-wave velocity profiles at several sites in the East San Francisco Bay Area using surface geophysical methods. Data acquisition included multichannel analysis of surface waves using an active...

  19. Seismic Hazard Analysis for Qaraoun Dam in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Courtney B. Johnson, Debra G. Murphy, Faiz I. Makdisi

    Seismic Hazard Assessment for Qaraoun Dam in the Bekaa Valley, LebanonQaraoun Dam is a 60 m high concrete-faced rockfill embankment built in 1960 and located at the southern end of the Bekaa valley in central Lebanon. Lebanon, which is situated near the tectonic boundary of the African and...

  20. Applicability of the Ground Motion Prediction Equations to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, M9.0, Japan

    15 May 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Susumu Ohno

    Applicability of the Ground Motion Prediction Equations to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, M9.0, JapanThe 2011 Tohoku earthquake is the first great (magnitude of 9 or larger) earthquake in the world that many strong-motions were recorded in relatively dense and uniform observation networks....