June 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages - 20 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498732734 - CAT# K26263
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Seismic hazard assessment is useful for public safety and business purposes. Although science cannot tell when the next earthquake will occur, it can reasonably indicate where and how large one is expected to be. This book presents theory and applications of deterministic seismic hazard analysis (DSHA), an alternative approach to probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), which, although commonly used among seismologists, produces results that are incongruent with experiences in the catastrophic earthquakes of Italy, Haiti, and Japan.
Introduction. Overview of Concepts, Data and Limitations. Intensity, Magnitudes, Vibratory Strong Ground Motions. Desired Properties of Seismic Hazard Assessment. Pre-1970 Seismic Hazard Assessment. Development of Modern Seismic Hazard Assessment. Traditional or Deterministic Seismic Hazard Analysis (DSHA). Applications of DSHA Approach. Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA). Additional Procedures to Improve PSHA. Questions on PSHA Results and Applications. Testing of PSHA Results by Recent Large and Damaging Earthquakes. Current Status and Ongoing Debate. Summary and Suggested Future Directions. References. Appendices. Index.