The California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) in the California Geological Survey (CGS) of the Department of Conservation established a Data Interpretation Project in 1989. Each year CSMIP funds several data interpretation projects for the analysis and utilization of strong-motion data. The objectives of the Data Interpretation Project are to further the understanding of strong ground shaking and the response of structures, to increase the utilization of strong-motion data in post-earthquake response, and to improve seismic design code provisions and design practices.
As part of the Data Interpretation Project, CSMIP holds annual seminars to transfer recent research findings on strong-motion data to practicing seismic design professionals, earth scientists and earthquake response personnel. The purpose of the annual seminar is to provide information that will be useful in seismic design practice, post-earthquake response, and the improvement of seismic design codes and practices.
This year’s seminar will include presentations on site response analyses using California downhole array data, improved ground motion intensity measures, ground motions from the 2014 South Napa Earthquake, building periods and damping ratios, building soil-foundation impedance functions, bridge foundation input motions, and fragility curves for rapid post-earthquake safety evaluation of bridges. Dr. CB Crouse of AECOM is invited to present the development of new ground motion maps for Los Angeles area.
The Seminar Program and the Registration Form are available at the SMIP16 Seminar website.
Seminar Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Location: Calit2 Building, UC Irvine