Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics II—Recent Advances in Ground-Motion Evaluation

by J. Lawrence Von Thun, (M.ASCE), Sr. Technical Specialist; USBR, Denver, CO,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-664-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-664-4 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 603

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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 20
Conference information: Specialty Conference | Park City, Utah, United States | June 27-30, 1988

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Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Ground-motion determination for analysis and design of engineering structures is a shared, interdisciplinary task involving geologists, seismologists, geophysicists, geotechnical engineers, and earthquake engineers. Considerations in developing ground motions representing all of these disciplines are presented beginning with a current assessment of geologic and seismic hazard on an overall or regional scale and continuing with discussions on; local site effects measurement of strong ground motion, seismologic characterization of ground motion, determination of laboratory and in-situ properties to enhance analysis of ground-motion transmission, practical development of ground motion for structural analysis, and ending with an analysis of the effects of strong ground motion and large deformation.

Subject Headings: Soil dynamics | Seismic design | Seismic tests | Earthquakes | Earthquake engineering | Ground motion | Structural analysis | Geology


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