Seismic risk and design criteria

  • A. V. Hatrick Ministry of Works and Development, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

By making use of published data on the risks of earthquake occurrence in New Zealand, and on the risks of structural failure in the event of an earthquake occurring, a method is developed for estimating the risks of structural failure due to earthquakes. These risks are compared with the provisions of the New Zealand national building code, and with other risks which are accepted in daily life. Their use in economic decision making is illustrated.

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Published
1980-03-31
How to Cite
Hatrick, A. V. (1980). Seismic risk and design criteria. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 13(1), 14-21. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.13.1.14-21
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