Earthquake engineering research program in Chile

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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Earthquake engineering research in Chile has been carried out for more than 30 years. Systematic research is done at the university of Chile in Santiago. Other universities such as the Catholic University, university of Concepcion, and the Federico Santa Maria Technical University have begun to teach and conduct research in earthquake engineering in recent years. 

The fields of research at the University of Chile include the following:

  • Theoretical and empirical characterization of strong round motion.
  • Installation of strong-motion accelerographs.
  • Capacity of strong ground motion to produce structural damage.
  • Seismic risk.
  • Seismic behavior of reinforced masonry houses and buildings.
  • Seismic design of high-rise buildings.
  • Soil dynamics with emphasis on soil liquefaction and soil stability. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquake engineering research program in Chile
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 14
Issue 1
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 4 p.
First page 22
Last page 25
Country Chile
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