Journal article

Peak displacement demand of small to moderate magnitude earthquakes in stable continental regions

N Lam, A Chandler

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING & STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

A theoretical fault-slip model has been developed for predicting the notional peak displacement demand (PDD) of earthquakes based on a limiting natural period of 5 s, for application in stable continental regions (SCRs). The developed theoretical expression is simple and robust. Importantly, it envelops predictions arising from a number of existing empirical and seismological (stochastic) models included in the comparison. The notional PDD prediction has been made initially for hard rock crustal conditions and at a reference source-site distance of 30 km. Factors have accordingly been introduced to correct for different distances and geological conditions in completing the PDD prediction mod..

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