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
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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ANZSRC Fields of Research40 - Engineering::4005 - Civil engineering::400506 - Earthquake engineering
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