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Classification and rating of strong-motion earthquake records

Iyengar, RN and Prodhan, KC (1983) Classification and rating of strong-motion earthquake records. In: Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 11 (3). pp. 415-426.

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Ninety-two strong-motion earthquake records from the California region, U.S.A., have been statistically studied using principal component analysis in terms of twelve important standardized strong-motion characteristics. The first two principal components account for about 57 per cent of the total variance. Based on these two components the earthquake records are classified into nine groups in a two-dimensional principal component plane. Also a unidimensional engineering rating scale is proposed. The procedure can be used as an objective approach for classifying and rating future earthquakes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 12:04
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2009 12:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20757

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