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Earthquake ground motion

January 1, 2012

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 Year 2012
Title Earthquake ground motion
Authors Nicolas Luco, Michael Valley, C.B. Crouse
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70045089
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center