White Noise Representation of Earthquakes

by G.N. Bycroft,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


White-noise source used in conjunction with analog computer is convenient method of analyzing structures subjected to complex ground motions and of assigning probabilities to deformations arising; it is suggested that standard large earthquake be represented by white ground accelerations having flat spectral density of 0.75 ft2/sec4/cps and duration of 1/2 min.

Subject Headings: Ground motion | Earthquakes | Noise pollution | Analogs | Computer analysis | Structural analysis | Probability | Soil deformation

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