Strong Ground Motion Simulations Around Princes Islands Fault


Mert A., Fahjan Y., Pinar A., Hutchings L.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.25, no.3, pp.6775-6804, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: TEKNIK DERGI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.6775-6804
  • Keywords: Broadband earthquake simulation, Green's functions, Prince Islands Fault, NORTH ANATOLIAN FAULT, HORIZONTAL COMPONENT, SOURCE PARAMETERS, MARMARA REGION, TIME HISTORIES, SEISMIC HAZARD, SAN-FERNANDO, SEA, EARTHQUAKES, ARCHITECTURE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The main objective of this study is to simulate broad-frequency-band strong ground motion waveforms resulted from the rupture of Prince Islands Fault, to provide input accelerograms for linear and non-linear time history analyses of the engineering structures. Simulations are performed using Green's Function methodology developed by Hutchings and Wu (1990) [1]. The methodology considers physical based rupture process and takes into account different source parameters to investigate their effects on amplitude and frequency content of simulated waveforms. As a result, the low frequency energy content of the simulated waveforms has significant role in the characteristic of strong ground motion for large earthquakes in Marmara region.