Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF ENGINEERING (UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN)   JANUARY 2008 , Volume 41 , Number 6 (108); Page(s) 753 To 764.
 
Paper: 

STRONG GROUND MOTION SIMULATION DURING THE 26 DECEMBER 2003 (MW 6.5) BAM, IRAN, EARTHQUAKE

 
 
Author(s):  ZAFARANI H., NOURZAD A.A., BARGI KH.
 
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Abstract: 

Acceleration time histories, recorded during the destructive 26 December 2003 (Mw 6.5) Bam earthquake, have been simulated using the stochastic method for finite faults. In this method, the ground motion amplitudes are simulated as a summation of stochastic point sources. An inhomogeneous slip-distribution model, derived from previous studies is used to asses the source effect. It was found that the overall agreement between simulated and observed waveforms and spectra is well satisfied. The calibrated model is then used to simulate ground motion for the most damaged areas where strong-motion data are not available. This result clearly shows that source effect is capable of explaining the main features of the damage distribution pattern of the 2003 Bam earthquake, especially why eastern part of Bam city suffered the heaviest damage

 
Keyword(s): BAM EARTHQUAKE, FAULT MODELING, GROUND MOTION SIMULATION, STOCHASTIC FINITE
 
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