Stochastic Modelling of Strong Ground Motions for the Istanbul, Turkey Area from Seismic Data for the Surrounding Region

by Kirsten L. Findell, Princeton Univ, Princeton, United States,
Ahmet S. ?akmak, Princeton Univ, Princeton, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability


The ultimate goal of this research is to obtain simulations of earthquake ground motions for the Istanbul, Turkey region. A process of earthquake analysis developed by Ellis and Cakmak (1987) allows for the generation of acceleration time series with dependencies on the geologic conditions of the region at hand, based on the analysis of existing records for that region. However, very little strong motion data exists for Turkey, though a large database of seismic data is available. In order to best characterize ground motions in the Istanbul region, it is of interest to determine how the seismic data can best be used to complement the strong motion data in order to develop the most realistic simulations.

Subject Headings: Ground motion | Seismic tests | Earthquakes | Stochastic processes | Simulation models | Seismic effects | Developing countries | Turkey | Asia | Middle East | Istanbul | Europe

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