publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Stochastic Modeling and Simulation of Near-Fault Ground Motions for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering

Dabaghi, Mayssa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
A comprehensive parameterized stochastic model of near-fault ground motions in two orthogonal horizontal directions is developed. The proposed model uniquely combines several existing and new sub-models to represent major characteristics of recorded near-fault ground motions. These characteristics include near-fault effects of directivity and fling step; temporal and spectral non-stationarity; intensity, duration and frequency content characteristics; directionality of components, as well as the natural variability of motions for a given earthquake and site scenario. By fitting the model to a database of recorded near-fault ground motions with known earthquake s...
free text keywords: Civil engineering, Geophysical engineering, Directivity effect, Fling step, Near-fault ground motion simulation, Performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE), Pulselike ground motions, Stochastic model
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