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Title: Geophysical assessment of near-field ground motion and the implications for the design of nuclear installations

Abstract

This paper gives an in-depth discussion on the various methodologies currently available to predict the near-field ground motion from an earthquake. The limitations of the various methods are discussed in some detail in light of recently available data. It is shown that, (at least for California earthquakes) for an earthquake with a given magnitude a wide variation in the peak ground motion can occur. The change in the spectral content of the ground motion is given as a function of earthquake magnitude and peak ground acceleration. It is shown that the large g values associated with small earthquakes are relatively unimportant in the design provided the structures have a modest amount of ductility. Data recently obtained from the Friuli earthquake are also examined. Although not all the geophysical data are currently available, the provisional conclusion is reached that the relation between the strong ground motion from this earthquake and its source parameters is the same as for the western United States.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
5236634
Report Number(s):
UCRL-79714; CONF-771058-1
TRN: 78-002911
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: CSNI specialist meeting on the friuli earthquake and the antiseismic design of nuclear installations, Rome, Italy, 11 Oct 1977
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; EARTHQUAKES; FORECASTING; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; SAFETY ENGINEERING; SITE SELECTION; CALIFORNIA; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; GEOLOGY; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; GROUND MOTION; ITALY; ENGINEERING; EUROPE; MOTION; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; SEISMIC EVENTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; USA; 580201* - Geophysics- Seismology & Tectonics- (1980-1989); 220501 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Environmental Aspects- Siting

Citation Formats

Bernreuter, D.L. Geophysical assessment of near-field ground motion and the implications for the design of nuclear installations. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Bernreuter, D.L. Geophysical assessment of near-field ground motion and the implications for the design of nuclear installations. United States.
Bernreuter, D.L. Fri . "Geophysical assessment of near-field ground motion and the implications for the design of nuclear installations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5236634.
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abstractNote = {This paper gives an in-depth discussion on the various methodologies currently available to predict the near-field ground motion from an earthquake. The limitations of the various methods are discussed in some detail in light of recently available data. It is shown that, (at least for California earthquakes) for an earthquake with a given magnitude a wide variation in the peak ground motion can occur. The change in the spectral content of the ground motion is given as a function of earthquake magnitude and peak ground acceleration. It is shown that the large g values associated with small earthquakes are relatively unimportant in the design provided the structures have a modest amount of ductility. Data recently obtained from the Friuli earthquake are also examined. Although not all the geophysical data are currently available, the provisional conclusion is reached that the relation between the strong ground motion from this earthquake and its source parameters is the same as for the western United States.},
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