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Article: Rare earthquake response spectra for typical site conditions in Hong Kong

TitleRare earthquake response spectra for typical site conditions in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherTaylor & Francis for Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/thie20
Citation
HKIE Transactions, 2015, v. 22 n. 3, p. 179-191 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong is located in a region of low-to-moderate seismicity; the potential consequences in the event of a nearby major earthquake should not be underrated. In the past two decades, researchers have conducted many studies on this issue and it is now clear that design procedures should not be directly borrowed from other codes of practice without modifications. This paper aims at presenting the rare earthquake response spectra for typical rock and soil sites in Hong Kong, which form the basis of a seismic design procedure. The uniform hazard spectrum (UHS) for rock sites was obtained from seismic hazard assessment using probabilistic methods. Records from 16 boreholes, representing a wide range of local site conditions, were collected from different locations in Hong Kong. A site-specific response spectrum was then constructed based on the results of site response analyses. Moreover, the 16 site-specific response spectra have been grouped into four types based on the (initial) site natural periods, which allows convenient evaluation of the loading characteristics that are expected at different types of sites. Finally, the rare earthquake response spectra proposed for Hong Kong are compared with those constructed based on the Chinese code (GB) and the Eurocode (EC8).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222473
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.145

 

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dc.contributor.authorSu, RKL-
dc.contributor.authorLee, CL-
dc.contributor.authorHe, CH-
dc.contributor.authorTsang, HH-
dc.contributor.authorLaw, CW-
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-18T07:41:02Z-
dc.date.available2016-01-18T07:41:02Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationHKIE Transactions, 2015, v. 22 n. 3, p. 179-191-
dc.identifier.issn1023-697X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222473-
dc.description.abstractHong Kong is located in a region of low-to-moderate seismicity; the potential consequences in the event of a nearby major earthquake should not be underrated. In the past two decades, researchers have conducted many studies on this issue and it is now clear that design procedures should not be directly borrowed from other codes of practice without modifications. This paper aims at presenting the rare earthquake response spectra for typical rock and soil sites in Hong Kong, which form the basis of a seismic design procedure. The uniform hazard spectrum (UHS) for rock sites was obtained from seismic hazard assessment using probabilistic methods. Records from 16 boreholes, representing a wide range of local site conditions, were collected from different locations in Hong Kong. A site-specific response spectrum was then constructed based on the results of site response analyses. Moreover, the 16 site-specific response spectra have been grouped into four types based on the (initial) site natural periods, which allows convenient evaluation of the loading characteristics that are expected at different types of sites. Finally, the rare earthquake response spectra proposed for Hong Kong are compared with those constructed based on the Chinese code (GB) and the Eurocode (EC8).-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis for Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/thie20-
dc.relation.ispartofHKIE Transactions-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in HKIE Transactions on 25 Sep 2015, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1023697X.2015.1061706-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleRare earthquake response spectra for typical site conditions in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSu, RKL: klsu@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authoritySu, RKL=rp00072-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1023697X.2015.1061706-
dc.identifier.hkuros256764-
dc.identifier.volume22-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage179-
dc.identifier.epage191-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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