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Variability in wood-frame building damage using broad-band synthetic ground motions: a comparative numerical study with recorded motions

Journal of Earthquake Engineering

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DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2013.856822

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Abstract

Earthquake damage to light-frame wood buildings is a major concern for North America because of the volume of this construction type. In order to estimate wood building damage using synthetic ground motions, we need to verify the ability of synthetically generated ground motions to simulate realistic damage for this structure type. Through a calibrated damage potential indicator, four different synthetic ground motion models are compared with the historically recorded ground motions at corresponding sites. We conclude that damage for sites farther from the fault (>20 km) is under-predicted on average and damage at closer sites is sometimes over-predicted.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Variability in wood-frame building damage using broad-band synthetic ground motions: a comparative numerical study with recorded motions
Series title:
Journal of Earthquake Engineering
DOI:
10.1080/13632469.2013.856822
Volume
18
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description:
18 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Earthquake Engineering
First page:
389
Last page:
406