Siting in Earthquake Zones

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Focusing on fundamental concepts, definitions various aspects of siting, this book contains a detailed checklist to help readers conduct a proper siting process to assess the seismic hazards of a given site. The required site investigation techniques are described in detail.

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On the principles, methods, ground motion, the nature of the hazard, soil liquefaction, and slides. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789054100928
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Fundamentals 1
1.1 Siting in view of earthquake risk and hazards 1
1.2 Fundamental concepts 2
1.3 Meaning of some basic terms 4
2 Major Program and Method of Siting 7
2.1 Essentials of siting 7
2.2 Design earthquake 7
2.3 Investigation on the seismic effect of the site and ground soil in historical events 10
2.4 Key points of investigating a proposed site for construction 14
3 Earthquake Ground Motion 19
3.1 Characteristics of earthquake ground motion 19
3.2 Correlations between earthquake intensity and ground motion parameters 27
3.3 Factors influencing ground motion characteristics 29
4 Seismic Hazard Analysis for a Site 37
4.1 Method of seismic hazard analysis 37
4.2 Analysis of seismicity 38
4.3 Seismic hazard analysis 42
4.4 Protective measures against seismic hazards for siting in documented areas 50
5 Evaluation of Seismic Parameters of a Site 53
5.1 Classification of site 53
5.2 Determination of design earthquake parameters 55
5.3 Acceleration - Time history for seismic design 56
6 Seismic Effect of Fault and Faulting 60
6.1 Definition and classification of fault and faulting 60
6.2 Causative fault in seismic hazard zoning 61
6.3 Influence of causative fault on earthquake intensity 63
6.4 Surface faulting 64
6.5 Evaluation on active fault and counter measures 68
6.6 Ground rupture 68
7 Seismic Liquefaction of Soil 70
7.1 Fundamental concept of liquefaction 70
7.2 Factors and their limiting values 72
7.3 Evaluation of liquefaction potential 73
7.4 Laboratory assessment 75
7.5 In situ testing for liquefaction potential 78
7.6 Energy method for liquefaction potential evaluation 81
7.7 Reliability analysis for liquefaction potential evaluation 87
7.8 Prediction of liquefaction hazard 87
7.9 Dual effect of liquefaction on earthquake damage 88
8 Landslides and Slope Stability Under Seismic Action 90
8.1 Earthquake induced landslides 90
8.2 Genesis and categories of earthquake induced landslides 91
8.3 Stability evaluation of earthquake induced landslide 91
8.4 Geotechnical investigation of slope stability evaluation 95
9 Ground Waving and Its Damaging Effect 97
9.1 Case histories 97
9.2 Brief review of relevant research and knowledge 103
9.3 Counter-measures to ground waving damages 108
References 111
References in Chinese 114
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