SLAMMER: Seismic LAndslide Movement Modeled using Earthquake Records

Techniques and Methods 12-B1
This report is Chapter 1 of Section B in Book 12.
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This program is designed to facilitate conducting sliding-block analysis (also called permanent-deformation analysis) of slopes in order to estimate slope behavior during earthquakes. The program allows selection from among more than 2,100 strong-motion records from 28 earthquakes and allows users to add their own records to the collection. Any number of earthquake records can be selected using a search interface that selects records based on desired properties. Sliding-block analyses, using any combination of rigid-block (Newmark), decoupled, and fully coupled methods, are then conducted on the selected group of records, and results are compiled in both graphical and tabular form. Simplified methods for conducting each type of analysis are also included.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title SLAMMER: Seismic LAndslide Movement Modeled using Earthquake Records
Series title Techniques and Methods
Series number 12-B1
DOI 10.3133/tm12B1
Edition First posted April 16, 2013; Revised and reposted November 12, 2014, version 1.1
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description SLAMMER Installation File; ReadMe File
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Section B in Book 12
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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