Strong Ground Motion Seismology

  • Mustafa Özder Erdik
  • M. Nafi Toksöz

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 204)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Earthquake Source

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keiiti Aki
      Pages 3-39
    3. M. Nafi Toksöz, Anton M. Dainty, John Nabelek
      Pages 41-84
    4. G. De Natale, R. Madariaga, R. Scarpa, A. Zollo
      Pages 85-97
    5. F. Abramovici, J. Baumgarten
      Pages 99-106
  3. Prediction of Strong Ground Motion

  4. Acquisition and Interpretation of Strong Motion Data (Including Case Histories)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Yutaka Ohta, Hiroshi Kagami, Shigeyuki Okada, Hitomi Ōhashi
      Pages 369-384
    3. Yutaka Ohta, Hitomi Ōhashi, Oktay Ergünay, Ahmet Tabban
      Pages 385-401
  5. Hazard Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Vedat Doyuran
      Pages 461-476
  6. Site Response and Engineering Application

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 605-607

About this book


This book contains selected papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Strong Ground Motion Seismology", held in Ankara, Turkey between June 10 and 21, 1985. The strong ground motion resulting from a major earthquake determines the level of the seismic hazard to enable earthquake engineers to assess the structural performance and the consecutive risks to the property and life, as well as providing detailed information to seismologists about its source mechanism. From the earthquake engineering point the main problem is the specification of a design level ground motion for a given source-site-structure-economic life and risk combination through deterministic and probabilistic approaches. In seismology the strong motion data provide the high frequency information to determine the rupture process and the complexity of the source mechanism. The effects of the propagation path on the strong ground motion is a research area receiving sub­ stantial attenuation both from earthquake engineers and seismologists. The Institute provided a venue for the treatment of the subject matter by a series of lectures on earthquake source models and near­ field theories; effects of propagation paths and site conditions, numerical and empirical methods for prediction; data acquisition and analysis; hazard assessment and engineering application.


earthquake seismic seismology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mustafa Özder Erdik
    • 1
  • M. Nafi Toksöz
    • 2
  1. 1.Earthquake Engineering Research CenterMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Earth Resources LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8440-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3095-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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