Benefits of site-specific seismic hazard analyses for seismic design in New Zealand (2015)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
AuthorsBradley, B.A.show all
This paper summarizes the role site-specific seismic hazard analyses can play in seismic design and assessment in New Zealand. The additional insights and potential improvements in the seismic design and assessment process through a better understanding of the ground motion hazard are examined through a comparative examination with prescriptive design guidelines. Benefits include the utilization of state-of-the-art knowledge, improved representation of site response, reduced conservatism, and the determination of dominant seismic source properties, among others. The paper concludes with a discussion of these relative benefits so that the efficacy of site-specific hazard analysis for a particular project can be better judged by the engineer.
CitationBradley, B.A. (2015) Benefits of site-specific seismic hazard analyses for seismic design in New Zealand. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering, 48(2), pp. 92-99.
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