Masters Theses

Abstract

"Geotechnical earthquake engineering hazards have consequences that are difficult to mitigate, especially for infrastructure systems with multiple and distributed components. In the last few decades significant progress has been made to provide more accurate and useful methods to evaluate hazards for complex systems. One of these advances involves the application of spatial analysis and geographic information systems (GIS), for not only presenting data as maps, but also providing more practical and usable solutions, such as calculating the hazard potential with spatial distribution. This thesis studies the evaluation of geotechnical earthquake engineering hazards within a GIS environment, using borehole-specific data and seismic ground motions. Existing methods and applications used to evaluate these hazards, as well as existing geotechnical database formats are presented and discussed. This research developed a GIS methodology to be used as a "screening tool: to evaluate geotechnical earthquake engineering hazards from a database of borehole data and then display the results on a map"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Luna, Ronaldo

Committee Member(s)

Rogers, J. David
Stephenson, Richard Wesley

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2008

Pagination

xii, 173 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-115).

Rights

© 2008 Andrew J. Wilding, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Earthquake engineering
Earthquake hazard analysis
Geographic information systems
Soil liquefaction

Thesis Number

T 9358

Print OCLC #

261224525

Electronic OCLC #

226295444

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