This book contains selected papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Strong Ground Motion Seismology", held in Ankara, Turkey between June 10 and 21, 1985. The strong ground motion resulting from a major earthquake determines the level of the seismic hazard to enable earthquake engineers to assess the structural performance and the consecutive risks to the property and life, as well as providing detailed information to seismologists about its source mechanism. From the earthquake engineering point the main problem is the specification of a design level ground motion for a given source-site-structure-economic life and risk combination through deterministic and probabilistic approaches. In seismology the strong motion data provide the high frequency information to determine the rupture process and the complexity of the source mechanism. The effects of the propagation path on the strong ground motion is a research area receiving sub- stantial attenuation both from earthquake engineers and seismologists. The Institute provided a venue for the treatment of the subject matter by a series of lectures on earthquake source models and near- field theories; effects of propagation paths and site conditions, numerical and empirical methods for prediction; data acquisition and analysis; hazard assessment and engineering application.
Section 1: Earthquake Source.- Strong Motion Seismology.- Earthquake Source Mechanisms: Case Studies.- Source Parameters of Some Friuli Earthquakes (1976-1977) From Strong Motion Data.- The Seismic Inverse Problem For a Flat Structure.- Section 2: Prediction of Strong Ground Motion.- The Prediction of Strong Ground Motion.- A Theoretical Study of the Dependence of the Peak Ground Acceleration on Source and Structure Parameters.- Numerical Simulation of Earthquake Ground Motion.- High Frequency Earthquake Strong Ground Motion in Laterally Varying Media: The Effect of a Fault Zone.- Physical Mechanisms Contributing to Seismic Attenuation in the Crust.- Section 3: Acquisition and Interpretation of Strong Motion Data (Including Case Histories).- Data Acquisition and Processing in Strong Motion Seismology.- Strong Ground Motions in Italy: Accelerogram Spectral Properties and Prediction of Peak Values.- Analysis of Strong-Motion Data From the New Hampshire Earthquake of 18 January 1982.- Seismic Intensity and its Applications to Engineering: A Study in Japan.- Seismic Intensity and its Applications to Engineering: A Study in Turkey.- Section 4: Hazard Assessment.- Probabilistic Models for Assessment of Strong Ground Motion.- Seismic Source Regionalization.- Section 5: Site Response and Engineering Application.- Site Response Analysis.- Constitutive Relationships for Soil Dynamics.- Source and Local Site Effects-Preliminary Results Based on the Friuli Earthquake Sequence 1976.- Soil Structure Interaction Effects on Strong Ground Motion.- Engineering Uses of Strong Motion Data.
Series: NATO Science Series C:
Number Of Pages: 607
Published: 31st July 1987
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.05