Damage potential characteristics of near-field earthquake motions

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In recent major earthquakes; i.e., 1994 Northridge earthquake in the US and 1995 Great Kansai earthquake in Japan, several close-distance strong ground motions have been obtained, which may be of significant interest to earthquake/structural engineers. The damage potential of those recently obtained ground motions is examined based on the nonlinear response analyses of various SDOF systems. For comparison purposes, the El Centro records from the 1940 Imperial Valley earthquake, as well as a set of artificial motions consistent with the R.G. 1.60 spectrum were also used. The engineering insights regarding the seismic design of structures are discussed based on a ... continued below

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Park, Y. & Chokshi, N. April 1, 1997.

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  • Park, Y. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
  • Chokshi, N. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

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In recent major earthquakes; i.e., 1994 Northridge earthquake in the US and 1995 Great Kansai earthquake in Japan, several close-distance strong ground motions have been obtained, which may be of significant interest to earthquake/structural engineers. The damage potential of those recently obtained ground motions is examined based on the nonlinear response analyses of various SDOF systems. For comparison purposes, the El Centro records from the 1940 Imperial Valley earthquake, as well as a set of artificial motions consistent with the R.G. 1.60 spectrum were also used. The engineering insights regarding the seismic design of structures are discussed based on a series of parametric studies.

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  • 14. international conference on structural mechanics in reactor technology (SMIRT), Lyon (France), 17-22 Aug 1997

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  • Other: TI97004570
  • Report No.: BNL-NUREG--64176
  • Report No.: CONF-970826--4
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 505250
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696290

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Park, Y. & Chokshi, N. Damage potential characteristics of near-field earthquake motions, article, April 1, 1997; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696290/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.