W4 EQHAZ1 (Catalogue Simulation)
Objectives:
This week you will learn the principles of simulating a
Poissonian earthquake catalogue
You will learn how to use the EQHAZ1 software to do
a Monte Carlo simulation of a long earthquake
catalogue in your stud
W6 EQHAZ2 (GM Catalogue Simulation)
Objectives:
This week you will learn the principles of generating
a Poissonian ground motion catalogue from a
synthetic earthquake catalogue
You will learn how to use the EQHAZ2 software to do
a Monte Carlo simulation
W7 EQHAZ3 (Extreme Ground Motions
and Deaggregations)
Objectives:
This week you will learn the principles of seismic
hazard deaggregation, and calculation of hazard
fractiles and extreme motions
You will learn how to use the EQHAZ3 software for
doing ha
Geophysics 4423B/9508B: Engineering Seismology
Offered winter term 2014
Available as Applied Seismology, Earth Sciences 4423B, for 4th year Earth Science students.
Also Available for graduate students in geophysics or civil engineering as Geophysics 9508B
Engineering Seismology Assignments (GP9508, ES4322) and Reading Group (GP9508)
Assignments:
Assignments in this course will develop a complete seismic hazard analysis, including ground
motion simulations and time histories, for a study site that you will
Week 5
a) Ground-motion prediction equations (GMPEs);
b) Aleatory and epistemic uncertainty
Objectives:
This week you will learn the fundamentals of GMPEs
You will define GMPEs for use in your hazard analysis
You will consider aleatory and epistemic un
W8 Selecting and Scaling Time Histories
Objectives:
This week you will learn how time histories for use in
engineering design analyses are selected and scaled
You will select and scale time histories to match the
UHS at 2%/50 years for your site, in a s
W2 Seismotectonics and
Seismic Source Zones
Objectives:
This week you will examine the distribution of
seismicity in the region of your study site
You will try to understand the causes and spatial
distribution of earthquakes in your site region so
that
W9 Stochastic simulation methods
Objectives:
This week you will learn about stochastic methods of
simulating ground-motion time histories
These methods can be used to develop suites of time histories,
under a given seismological model, for any magnitude,
W11 Seismic Hazards from
Induced Seismicity
Objectives:
This week we will overview a topic of particular interest and
importance in Engineering Seismology, Induced Seismicity
We will consider the impact of induced seismicity on seismic
hazards due to crit
W3 Magnitude Recurrence
Objectives:
This week you will examine the magnitude recurrence
statistics for each source zone in your hazard model
You will obtain the Gutenberg-Richter parameters that
express frequency of occurrence for earthquakes in
the sou
W10 EXSIM Finite-fault simulations
Objectives:
This week you will learn the principles of stochastic
finite fault simulation
You will learn how to use the EXSIM software for
generating synthetic seismograms and corresponding
spectra based on stochastic