This series includes technical reports prepared by faculty, students and staff who are associated with the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University. While the primary focus of Blume Center is earthquake engineering, many of the reports in this series encompass broader topics in structural engineering and materials, computational mechanics, geomechanics, structural health monitoring, and engineering life-cycle risk assessment. Each report includes acknowledgments of the specific sponsors for the report and underlying research. In addition to providing research support, the Blume Center provides administrative support for maintaining and disseminating the technical reports. For more information about the Blume Center and its activities, see https://blume.stanford.edu.
This report was prepared in conjunction with Stanford University by URS/John A. Blume & Associates, Engineers (URS/Blume), as part of a general study on seismic hazard and risk mitigation under a grant from the National Science Foundation to Stanford University.
This study was conducted to compare the technology behind three damage prediction methods that have been used in recently published seismic investigations. Damage prediction methodology developments can be beneficially utilized in identifying the potential loss from a seismic event, assisting in disaster mitigation planning, and improving construction design practices.
In the report, damage is predicted using the three methods for three San Francisco blocks. These blocks are used for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to represent the general seismic behavior of the city.
Blume, JA, Wang, ECW, Scholl, RE, Shah, HC. (1975). Earthquake Damage Prediction: A Technological Assessment. John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center Technical Report 17. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/wx136jt7403
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