Journal article

Generic approach for modelling earthquake hazard

N Lam, S Venkatesan, J Wilson, M Asten, J Roberts, A Chandler, HH Tsang

ADVANCES IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING | MULTI SCIENCE PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

The earthquake attenuation behaviour is a critical part of seismic hazard modelling for regions of low and moderate seismicity. This paper presents a new approach for attenuation modelling, which does not involve the use of strong motion data, and is based on taking measurements of the shear wave velocity (SWV) in bedrock by a non-invasive technique to characterize the transmission of seismic waves. The developed filters are then applied to the generic source model for intraplate earthquakes for calculating the frequency content of seismic waves at the bedrock surface and was used as input to soil response analyses for the determination of site seismic hazard. Ground motion parameters and re..

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