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Title: Assessment of ground motion amplification and building damages
Authors: Pan, Tso Chien
Cheng, Kwok Wah
You, Xuting
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Structures and design
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: Tremors caused by distant Sumatra earthquakes have reportedly been felt in Singapore for many years. Based on a previous study (Megawati and Pan, 2002), the maximum credible earthquakes (MCEs) from Sumatra are hypothesized to be a subduction earthquake (Mw = 9.0) and a strike-slip earthquake (Mw = 7.5). Response at a soft soil site to the synthetic bedrock motions corresponding to these maximum credible earthquakes are simulated using a one-dimensional equivalent-linear technique. It is estimated that such maximum credible earthquakes are able to induce spectral acceleration levels exceeding the threshold provided for by the existing building codes for a wide frequency range, thus demonstrating their inherent potential for damage to building structures.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
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