Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

We analyze site response of the Taipei basin using the records obtained by the Taiwan Strong Ground Motion Instrumentation Program (TSMIP) network. Records of 66 earthquakes of M=2.6-6.5 with a hypocentral depth varying from 1 km to 118 km and hypocentral distances of up to 150 km are studied for 35 stations located within this triangle shaped alluvium structure. The site response is obtained in terms of spectral ratios calculated by dividing of the site spectrum by the reference spectrum estimated for a hypothetical “very hard rock” site. The recently developed empirical source scaling and attenuation models are used for the reference spectra calculation. This approach allows us to evaluate the variability of spectral ratios due to uncertainties introduced by source and propagation path effects and variability in the site response itself. The characteristics of site response in the Taipei basin depend on the properties of soil deposits and, in general, may be described by I-D models. However, there are some peculiarities of spectral ratios that show the influence of subsurface topography.

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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Site Effect Evaluation Using Combination of Source Scaling Models and Ground Motion Records

San Diego, California

We analyze site response of the Taipei basin using the records obtained by the Taiwan Strong Ground Motion Instrumentation Program (TSMIP) network. Records of 66 earthquakes of M=2.6-6.5 with a hypocentral depth varying from 1 km to 118 km and hypocentral distances of up to 150 km are studied for 35 stations located within this triangle shaped alluvium structure. The site response is obtained in terms of spectral ratios calculated by dividing of the site spectrum by the reference spectrum estimated for a hypothetical “very hard rock” site. The recently developed empirical source scaling and attenuation models are used for the reference spectra calculation. This approach allows us to evaluate the variability of spectral ratios due to uncertainties introduced by source and propagation path effects and variability in the site response itself. The characteristics of site response in the Taipei basin depend on the properties of soil deposits and, in general, may be described by I-D models. However, there are some peculiarities of spectral ratios that show the influence of subsurface topography.