Accession Number:

ADA012728

Title:

Guidelines for Developing Design Earthquake Response Spectra.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

362.0

Abstract:

State-of-the-art information required for developing design earthquake response spectra is compiled and synthesized in a manual-like format to provide the user with general guidelines for estimating the ground motion load expected for sites of interest located throughout the United States. The information contained in this document constitutes a subset of the comprehensive body of knowledge available in the field. This subset is considered pertinent for a technical understanding of the theoretical and empirical bases currently used to develop design earthquake response spectra for use in construction, design, and evaluation of important facilities. These guidelines relate to the following analyses 1 determination of seismicity parameters, 2 estimation of seismic attenuation functions, 3 estimation of maximum intensity of shaking, 4 estimation of ground motion response spectra, and 5 estimation of local soil amplification effects. Basic information needed to perform each analysis and to make judgements is provided. Examples are extracted from published reports to demonstrate representative U.S. seismic design problems and the use of the guidelines. Extensive references are provided to enable the user to obtain additional information on specific topics of interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE