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Site-Specific Response Spectra: Guidelines for Engineering Practice

Yiwei Hu, Nelson Lam, Prashidha Khatiwada, Scott Joseph Menegon, Daniel TW Looi

CivilEng | MDPI AG


Code response spectrum models, which are used widely in the earthquake-resistant design of buildings, are simple to apply but they do not necessarily represent the real behavior of an earthquake. A code response spectrum model typically incorporates ground motion behavior in a diversity of earthquake scenarios affecting the site and does not represent any specific earthquake scenario. The soil amplification phenomenon is also poorly represented, as the current site classification scheme contains little information over the potential dynamic response behavior of the soil sediments. Site-specific response spectra have the merit of much more accurately representing real behavior. The improvemen..

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