Journal article

A probabilistic study of ground motion simulation for Bangkok soil

Nilupa Herath, Priyan Mendis, Lihai Zhang

BULLETIN OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING | SPRINGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

Due to the soft soil condition, it has been found that buildings in Bangkok locating 200 km away from epicentral of an earthquake can be damaged as a result of high ground motion (e.g. earthquakes of magnitudes 5.3–5.9 in 1983). Because of rapid urban expansion and population growth in cities with soft soil condition, such as Bangkok, the assessment of seismic vulnerability of building structures becomes necessary. The purpose of this study is to quantify variability and develop attenuation and amplification models of ground motions for Bangkok sites. First, by analysing soil profile of Bangkok using Latin Hypercube sampling technique, critical attenuation and amplification characteristics, ..

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