A new ground motion model - Methodological approach

Stamatovska, G S (2006) A new ground motion model - Methodological approach. Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica, 41 (3-4). pp. 409-423. ISSN 1217-8977

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The investigations presented in this paper were aimed at empirical definition  of ground motion under Vrancea earthquakes.  They were based on the recorded accelerogrammes from the occurred strong Vrancea earthquakes of 1977, 1986 and 1990 obtained from the accelerographs installed in the territory of former Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria. A methodological approach to empirical prediction of ground motion parameters under strong earthquake effects was developed and empirical attenuation laws of horizontal peak ground acceleration (PGA) were defined.  A new empirical mathematical model was applied. In this model the amplitudes of strong ground motion are in function of earthquake magnitude, epicentral distance, focal depth, azimuth of the instrument location in respect to  the radiation pattern and the ratio between the semi-axes of the seismic field  ellipse. Through the so called non-homogeneity function of the region, the model indirectly involves the effect of the focal mechanism and the non-homogeneity of the region through which the seismic waves propagate.  The mathematical model applied in these investigations contributed to the  empirical definition of the attenuation laws that play an important role in seismic  hazard analyses and hence in evaluation of the seismic hazard a country or a  region is exposed to.  The results obtained from these investigations are important not only for   Macedonia but for the entire Balkan region and beyond.  The presented methodology and the applied mathematical model of functional relationships are of a particular importance since they are different from the empirical models of strong ground motion that have so far been applied in the world.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE01 Geophysics / geofizika
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2018 14:59
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2018 10:22

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