publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Near-Source Ground Motion and its Effects on Flexible Buildings

Thomas H. Heaton; David J. Wald; John F. Hall; Marvin W. Halling;
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  • Published: 27 Dec 2019
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United States
Abstract
<jats:p> Occurrence of large earthquakes close to cities in California is inevitable. The resulting ground shaking will subject buildings in the near-source region to large, rapid displacement pulses which are not represented in design codes. The simulated M<jats:sub>w</jats:sub>7.0 earthquake on a blind-thrust fault used in this study produces peak ground displacement and velocity of 200 cm and 180 cm/sec, respectively. Over an area of several hundred square kilometers in the near-source region, flexible frame and base-isolated buildings would experience severe nonlinear behavior including the possibility of collapse at some locations. The susceptibility of wel...
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free text keywords: Caltech Library Services, Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology, Geophysics, Engineering, business.industry, business, Ground motion, Earthquake engineering, Near fault, Large earthquakes, Seismology, Ground shaking, Nonlinear system
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