Ground motion estimation and nonlinear seismic analysis

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Site specific predictions of the dynamic response of structures to extreme earthquake ground motions are a critical component of seismic design for important structures. With the rapid development of computationally based methodologies and powerful computers over the past few years, engineers and scientists now have the capability to perform numerical simulations of many of the physical processes associated with the generation of earthquake ground motions and dynamic structural response. This paper describes application of a physics based, deterministic, computational approach for estimation of earthquake ground motions which relies on site measurements of frequently occurring small (i.e. M < 3 ) ... continued below

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McCallen, D.B. & Hutchings, L.J. August 14, 1995.

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Site specific predictions of the dynamic response of structures to extreme earthquake ground motions are a critical component of seismic design for important structures. With the rapid development of computationally based methodologies and powerful computers over the past few years, engineers and scientists now have the capability to perform numerical simulations of many of the physical processes associated with the generation of earthquake ground motions and dynamic structural response. This paper describes application of a physics based, deterministic, computational approach for estimation of earthquake ground motions which relies on site measurements of frequently occurring small (i.e. M < 3 ) earthquakes. Case studies are presented which illustrate application of this methodology for two different sites, and nonlinear analyses of a typical six story steel frame office building are performed to illustrate the potential sensitivity of nonlinear response to site conditions and proximity to the causative fault.

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  • 12. conference on analysis and computation of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Chicago, IL (United States), 15-18 Apr 1995

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  • Other: DE95017819
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--121667
  • Report No.: CONF-9504214--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 123596
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc627544

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McCallen, D.B. & Hutchings, L.J. Ground motion estimation and nonlinear seismic analysis, article, August 14, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627544/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.