Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

The surface and downhole accelerations records of “Central de Abasto Oficinas (CAO)” array at Mexico City, have been analyzed to determine the soil stiffness as a function of shear strain amplitude. The 09/10/95 seismic event (NS component) has been used for this purpose. The shear stress-strain histories have been evaluated directly from the field downhole acceleration records, employing a technique of system identification, and used to obtain the variation of shear modulus with shear strain amplitude. A shear-beam model, calibrated by the identified properties, is found to represent the site dynamic response characteristics. The results have been compared with values obtained in previous investigations from field and laboratory tests.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Analysis of Some Downhole Acceleration Records from "Central De Abasto Oficinas" Site at Mexico City

San Diego, California

The surface and downhole accelerations records of “Central de Abasto Oficinas (CAO)” array at Mexico City, have been analyzed to determine the soil stiffness as a function of shear strain amplitude. The 09/10/95 seismic event (NS component) has been used for this purpose. The shear stress-strain histories have been evaluated directly from the field downhole acceleration records, employing a technique of system identification, and used to obtain the variation of shear modulus with shear strain amplitude. A shear-beam model, calibrated by the identified properties, is found to represent the site dynamic response characteristics. The results have been compared with values obtained in previous investigations from field and laboratory tests.