Seismic Hazard Mapping of California
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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.
The material presented in this report is a result of research conducted by Anne Setian Kiremidjian and supervised by H. C. Shah, toward the completion of a doctoral thesis. The essence of this work will provide part of that dissertation to be published early next year. Additional research toward a Ph.D. degree being currently performed by Anne S. Kiremidjian and supported by the National Science Foundation Grant GI-39l22 and the Department of Water Resources, State of California Grant DWR B5l478, includes the following: (1) Development of probabilistic model for damage estimation and damage forecasting from seismic occurrences. The purpose of this work is to develop a new approach to earthquake damage evaluation and forecasting. (2) Application of the developed seismic damage estimation model to a particular site in the State of California. The purpose of this work is to test the validity of the developed model and to compare the resulting damage values with past observations and with damage estimates obtained by other researchers through different models.
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