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Title:Earthquake Motion Simulation and Reliability Implications
Author(s):Wu, Chiun-Lin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Yi-Kwei Wen
Department / Program:Civil Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:Site locations of special interest are Santa Barbara CA, Memphis TN, Carbondale IL, and St. Louis MO. Since ground motions are strongly dependent on local soil condition and yet the soil profile variation within a city has not been mapped in detail, the soil condition of a city is assumed to have small variation and can be approximately modeled by a generic profile. Ground motions at bedrock, however, are also generated for the Mid-America cities such that if detailed information of local soil variation is available, one can use appropriate soil amplification computer software to obtain the surface ground motions. Suites of uniform hazard ground motions are selected from a large pool of simulated earthquakes to represent the seismic hazard from the causative faults surrounding a given site location. These ground motion suites allow an accurate and efficient evaluation of structural performance and reliability and are available on the web at
Issue Date:2000
Description:193 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971224
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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