Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

In view of construction of structures in seismic zones like high dams, nuclear power plants etc., evaluation of ‘site dependent design seismic coefficient’ has been of paramount importance. It is thus necessary to assess correctly ‘amplification factor’ of ground motion due to surface geology during earthquakes. This ground amplification factor depends on ‘predominant period’ of site in addition to other factors according to Kanai and others. Though micro tremors have been utilized for estimation of predominant period of site, it has been shown that explosion generated codas could also be used to obtain ground amplification factor useful for estimation of probabilistic site dependent design seismic coefficient from response spectra of probable maximum earthquake magnitude estimated from seismic environment and assumed life of the structure.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Explosion Codas and Design Seismic Coefficient

St. Louis, Missouri

In view of construction of structures in seismic zones like high dams, nuclear power plants etc., evaluation of ‘site dependent design seismic coefficient’ has been of paramount importance. It is thus necessary to assess correctly ‘amplification factor’ of ground motion due to surface geology during earthquakes. This ground amplification factor depends on ‘predominant period’ of site in addition to other factors according to Kanai and others. Though micro tremors have been utilized for estimation of predominant period of site, it has been shown that explosion generated codas could also be used to obtain ground amplification factor useful for estimation of probabilistic site dependent design seismic coefficient from response spectra of probable maximum earthquake magnitude estimated from seismic environment and assumed life of the structure.