Engineering Characteristics of Near Fault Ground Motion

by Paul Somerville

Somerville, Paul (1997). Engineering Characteristics of Near Fault Ground Motion. SMIP97 Seminar on Utilization of Strong-Motion Data, p. 9 - 28.

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Abstract

This paper explains the effects of rupture directivity on near-fault ground motions, describes an empirical model of these effects, provides guidelines for the specification of response spectra and time histories to represent near-fault ground motions, and provides guidelines for the selection of time histories.