Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

This study encompasses dynamic soil characterization and seismic hazard mapping of the Plio-Quaternary and especially Quaternary alluvial sediments of the Çubuk district and its close vicinity that is situated towards the north of Ankara. The project site is located at a region which has a potential of being seriously affected by a possible earthquake occurring along the Çubuk Fault Zone that is thought to be a continuation of the Dodurga Fault Zone and a sub-fault belt of the North Anatolian Fault System that is one of the most prominent fault systems in Turkey with significant earthquake potential. Non-invasive seismic methods were used to obtain a 1-D shear wave velocity profile of the subsurface at 41 sites and two measurements were taken at each site for passive and active surface wave methods. The Multichannel Analysis of Surface Wave Method (MASW) and the Microtremor Array Method (MAM) were used as active and passive surface wave methods, respectively. By combining these two techniques, the shear wave velocity profiles of the sites were obtained. Based on the results, site classes were assigned for seismic hazard assessment studies followed by a preparation of a seismic zonation map of the site utilizing GIS software.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Comparison of Local Site Conditions with Passive and Active Surface Wave Methods

San Diego, California

This study encompasses dynamic soil characterization and seismic hazard mapping of the Plio-Quaternary and especially Quaternary alluvial sediments of the Çubuk district and its close vicinity that is situated towards the north of Ankara. The project site is located at a region which has a potential of being seriously affected by a possible earthquake occurring along the Çubuk Fault Zone that is thought to be a continuation of the Dodurga Fault Zone and a sub-fault belt of the North Anatolian Fault System that is one of the most prominent fault systems in Turkey with significant earthquake potential. Non-invasive seismic methods were used to obtain a 1-D shear wave velocity profile of the subsurface at 41 sites and two measurements were taken at each site for passive and active surface wave methods. The Multichannel Analysis of Surface Wave Method (MASW) and the Microtremor Array Method (MAM) were used as active and passive surface wave methods, respectively. By combining these two techniques, the shear wave velocity profiles of the sites were obtained. Based on the results, site classes were assigned for seismic hazard assessment studies followed by a preparation of a seismic zonation map of the site utilizing GIS software.