Earthquake ground motion

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Most of the effort in seismic design of buildings and other structures is focused on structural design. This chapter addresses another key aspect of the design process—characterization of earthquake ground motion. Section 3.1 describes the basis of the earthquake ground motion maps in the Provisions and in ASCE 7. Section 3.2 has examples for the determination of ground motion parameters and spectra for use in design. Section 3.3 discusses and provides an example for the selection and scaling of ground motion records for use in response history analysis.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Earthquake ground motion
Chapter 3
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher FEMA
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description 28 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples (FEMA P-751)
First page 3-1
Last page 3-28
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