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# p5w06 - individual length will depend on which fault line...

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CEE 431 Problem Set 5 Winter 2006 (Due: 5:00 PM, Wednesday, Feb. 15, in class) Problem 1. Solve textbook Problem 4.1, assuming a strike-slip fault. Problem 2. Solve textbook Problem 4.2(a) and (b). Use the Boore et al. (1993) relationships (Eq. 3.26 and Table 3-10), and assume that the site consists of a bedrock outcrop. In part (b), plot the pseudo-velocity spectrum and acceleration spectra (which can be derived from the pseudo-velocity spectrum) for periods of 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 seconds. A spreadsheet will help automate this procedure. Problem 3. Consider Fault B in Problem 2 (text problem 4.2). a) Graphically, subdivide each of the three fault line segments into four sub- segments of equal length. This total of 12 subsegments (4*3), whose
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Unformatted text preview: individual length will depend on which fault line segment they are located. Assuming that earthquakes are equally likely to occur at any point on the fault, plot the cumulative distribution (12 points) for the expected epicentral distance. b) Compute the probablility density function for this fault, using Eq. 4.4 and assuming that the fault is linear from one end to the other. Using a spreadsheet, numerically integrate this equation to compute the cumulative distribution function (CDF). Compare a plot of this CDF with that obtainied in part a. Problem 4. Solve textbook Problem 4.4 (a) and (b). (You are welcome to work in groups of two on this assignment. Turn in a single assignment with both of your names.)...
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• Winter '06
• Eberhard
• Cumulative distribution function, CDF, textbook problem, fault line, fault line segments, fault line segment

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