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Overview of The Strong Motion Instrumentation Program - May 1989

by A.F. Shakal and M.J. Huang

Shakal, A.F., M.J. Huang (1989). Overview of The Strong Motion Instrumentation Program - May 1989. SMIP 89 Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, p. 1-1 - 1-10.

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Abstract

The purpose of the Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (SMIP) is to improve methods to protect California citizens and property from earthquake-induced structural hazards. Toward this end, the program records strong earthquake shaking in structures and at ground response sites to obtain the data necessary for the improvement of seismic design codes. SMIP also promotes and facilitates the improvement of seismic codes through data utilization projects. The SMIP89 Seminar is a component of that effort.