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Ground motion prediction equation considering combined dataset of recorded and simulated ground motions

Anbazhagan, P and Kumar, Abhishek and Sitharam, TG (2013) Ground motion prediction equation considering combined dataset of recorded and simulated ground motions. In: SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 53 . pp. 92-108.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2013.06.003


Himalayan region is one of the most active seismic regions in the world and many researchers have highlighted the possibility of great seismic event in the near future due to seismic gap. Seismic hazard analysis and microzonation of highly populated places in the region are mandatory in a regional scale. Region specific Ground Motion Predictive Equation (GMPE) is an important input in the seismic hazard analysis for macro- and micro-zonation studies. Few GMPEs developed in India are based on the recorded data and are applicable for a particular range of magnitudes and distances. This paper focuses on the development of a new GMPE for the Himalayan region considering both the recorded and simulated earthquakes of moment magnitude 5.3-8.7. The Finite Fault simulation model has been used for the ground motion simulation considering region specific seismotectonic parameters from the past earthquakes and source models. Simulated acceleration time histories and response spectra are compared with available records. In the absence of a large number of recorded data, simulations have been performed at unavailable locations by adopting Apparent Stations concept. Earthquakes recorded up to 2007 have been used for the development of new GMPE and earthquakes records after 2007 are used to validate new GMPE. Proposed GMPE matched very well with recorded data and also with other highly ranked GMPEs developed elsewhere and applicable for the region. Comparison of response spectra also have shown good agreement with recorded earthquake data. Quantitative analysis of residuals for the proposed GMPE and region specific GMPEs to predict Nepal-India 2011 earthquake of Mw of 5.7 records values shows that the proposed GMPE predicts Peak ground acceleration and spectral acceleration for entire distance and period range with lower percent residual when compared to exiting region specific GMPEs. Crown Copyright (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Himalayas; Seismicity; Ground motion simulation; Apparent station; GMPE
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 09:07
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 09:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/47680

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