Tall Buildings Initiative Task 4 - Synthetically generated ground motions

Task description Using validated broadband ground motion simulation procedures, generate ground motion time histories in San Francisco and Los Angeles for large earthquakes on the major faults in the region. The time histories will be simulated for geographic areas of specific interest for San Francisco and Los Angeles. These broadband simulated time histories are to contain long period effects such as rupture directivity effects and basin effects that are specific to the fault geometry and geological structure of the regions.

Lead investigator Paul Somerville

Team members Brad Aagaard, N. Collins, Rob Graves

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