Earthquake Data Utilization Reports

The California Geological Survey promotes and facilitates the improvement of seismic codes through the CSMIP Directed Research Project. The objective of the project is to increase the understanding of earthquake strong ground shaking and its effects on structures. Earthquake Data Utilization Reports are designed to transfer recent research findings on strong-motion data to practicing seismic design professionals and earth scientists, with the goal of accelerating the process by which lessons learned from earthquake data are incorporated into seismic code provisions and seismic design practices.

Report Title Report Number
Evaluation of Soil-Structure Interaction in Buildings during Eathquakes, by G. Fenves and G. Serino, June 1992, 57 pp. CSMIP/92-01
Seismic Performance Investigation of the Hayward BART Elevated Section, by W. Tseng, M. Yang and J. Penzien, September 1993, 84 pp. CSMIP/92-02
Influence of Critical Moho Reflections on Strong Motion Attenuation in California, by P. Somerville, N. Smith and D. Dreger, December 1993, 84 pp. CSMIP/93-01
Investigation of the Response of Puddingstone Dam in the Whittier Narrows Earthquake of October 1, 1987, by J. Bray, R. Seed and R. Boulanger, December 1993, 60 pp. CSMIP/93-02
Investigation of the Response of Cogswell Dam in the Whittier Narrows Earthquake of October 1, 1987, by R. Boulanger, R. Seed and J. Bray, December 1993, 53 pp. CSMIP/93-03
Torsional Response Characteristics of Regular Buildings under Different Seismic Excitation Levels, by H. Sedarat, S. Gupta, and S. Werner, January 1994, 43 pp. CSMIP/94-01
Degradation of Plywood Roof Diaphragms under Multiple Earthquake Loading, by J. Bouwkamp, R. Hamburger and J. Gillengerten, February 1994, 32 pp. CSMIP/94-02
Analysis of the Recorded Response of Lexington Dam during Various Levels of Ground Shaking, by F. Makdisi, C. Chang, Z. Wang and C. Mok, March 1994, 60 pp. CSMIP/94-03
Correlation between Recorded Building Data and Non- Structural Damage during the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 17, 1989, by S. Rihal, April 1994, 65 pp. CSMIP/94-04
Simulation of the Recorded Response of Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Infill Buildings, by J. Kariotis, J. Guh, G. Hart and J. Hill, October 1994, 149 pp. CSMIP/94-05
Seismic Response Study of the Hwy 101/Painter Street Overpass Near Eureka Using Strong-Motion Records, by R. Goel and A. Chopra, March 1995, 70 pp. CSMIP/95-01
Evaluation of the Response of I-10/215 Interchange Bridge Near San Bernardino in the 1992 Landers and Big Bear Earthquakes, by G. Fenves and R. Desroches, March 1995, 132 pp. CSMIP/95-02
Site Response Studies for Purpose of Revising NEHRP Seismic Provisions, by C.B. Crouse, March 1995, 68 pp. CSMIP/95-03
An Investigation of UBC Serviceability Requirements from Building Responses Recorded During the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, by C.-M. Uang and A. Maarouf, September 1996, 140 pp. CSMIP/96-01
Evaluation of Displacement Amplification Factor for SeismicDesign Provisions, by C.-M. Uang and A. Maarouf, September 1996, 167 pp. CSMIP/96-02
Prediction of Ground Motions for Thrust Earthquakes, by P. Somerville and N. Abrahamson, February 2000, 56 pp. CSMIP/00-01
Quantifying the Effect of Soil-Structure Interaction for Use in Building Design, by C. Poland, J. Soulages, J. Sun and L. Mejia, February 2000, 99 pp. CSMIP/00-02
Seismic Performance and Design Considerations of Long Span Suspension Bridges, by W.D. Liu, A. Kartoum, K. Chang and R. Imbsen, February 2000, 132 pp. CSMIP/00-03
Analyses of Strong-Motion Records from a Parking Structure during the 17 January 1994 Northridge Earthquake, by S. Hilmy, S. Werner, A. Nisar and J. Beck, March 2000, 117 pp. CSMIP/00-04
Effect of Contraction Joint Opening on Pacoima Dam in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, by S. Mojtahedi and G. Fenves, March 2000, 87 pp. CSMIP/00-05
Verification of Response Spectral Shapes and Anchor Points for Different Site Categories in Building Design Codes, by W. Silva and G. Toro, March 2000, 48 pp. CSMIP/00-06