Application of microtremor measurements to earthquake engineering

  • I. M. Parton Ministry of Works and Development, Wellington, New Zealand
  • P. W. Taylor University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract

Two previous papers published in this Bulletin (Refs 1, 2) described the methods developed at the University of Auckland,
 School of Engineering for recording and analysing microtremors. In this paper, the applications of microtremor measurements to earthquake resistant design of structures are critically examined. Specific applications are discussed and compared with results obtained
by the authors. Finally, it is shown that, using computer techniques, it is possible to simulate ground motions which have the characteristics of recorded microtremor motions.

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Published
1973-12-31
How to Cite
Parton, I. M., & Taylor, P. W. (1973). Application of microtremor measurements to earthquake engineering. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 6(4), 170-177. Retrieved from https://bulletin.nzsee.org.nz/index.php/bnzsee/article/view/1251
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