Earthquake Data in Engineering Seismology

Predictive Models, Data Management and Networks

  • Sinan Akkar
  • Polat Gülkan
  • Torild van Eck

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ground Motion Predictive Models

  3. Accelerometric Data Repositories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. R. Paolucci, F. Pacor, R. Puglia, G. Ameri, C. Cauzzi, M. Massa
      Pages 99-113
    3. A. Roca, P. Guéguen, S. Godey, X. Goula, T. Susagna, C. Péquegnat et al.
      Pages 115-128
    4. C. Péquegnat, R. Jacquot, P. Guéguen, S. Godey, L. Frobert
      Pages 129-142
  4. Arrays and Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. K. Pitilakis, D. Raptakis, K. Makra, M. Manakou, F.J. Chávez-García
      Pages 145-166
    3. S. Aoi, T. Kunugi, H. Nakamura, H. Fujiwara
      Pages 167-186
    4. Torild van Eck, D. Giardini, R. Sleeman, B. Dost
      Pages 187-198
    5. J. Clinton, C. Cauzzi, D. Fäh, C. Michel, P. Zweifel, M. Olivieri et al.
      Pages 219-233
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-275

About this book


 This book addresses current activities in strong-motion networks around the globe, covering issues related to designing, maintaining and disseminating information from these arrays.  The book is divided into three principal sections.  The first section includes recent developments in regional and global ground-motion predictive models.
It presents discussions on the similarities and differences of ground motion estimations from these models and their application to design spectra as well as other novel procedures for predicting engineering parameters in seismic regions with sparse data. The second section introduces topics about the particular methodologies being implemented in the recently established global and regional strong-motion databanks in Europe to maintain and disseminate the archived accelerometric data.  The final section describes major strong-motion arrays around the world and their historical developments.  The last three chapters of this section introduce projects carried out within the context of arrays deployed for seismic risk studies in metropolitan areas.

Audience: This timely book will be of particular interest for researchers who use accelerometric data extensively to conduct studies in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology.


Accelerometric data Data management Earthquake data Engineering seismology Ground motion models Performance based earthquake engineering Predictive models Strong motion instruments

Editors and affiliations

  • Sinan Akkar
    • 1
  • Polat Gülkan
    • 2
  • Torild van Eck
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Civil Engineering &, Earthquake Engineering Research CenterMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Department of Civil EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.ORFEUS c/o Seismology DivisionRoyal Netherlands Meteorological InstituDe BiltNetherlands

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