Procedures for operating the New Zealand strong-motion accelerograph network

  • Richard T. Hefford DSIR Physics and Engineering Laboratory, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Pamela M. Randel DSIR Physics and Engineering Laboratory, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Abstract

The procedures for operating the New Zealand strong-motion accelerograph network are described. In order to maintain and operate such a network, a careful and systematic programme needs
to be adhered to. Details are given of site selection, preparation for field visits, instrument servicing procedures, types of film and processing and the documentation of information obtained. The latest modifications to the MO2 accelerograph, to encode a radio-transmitted time signal on the film to indicate the relative triggering time, are discussed and the new installations to monitor the response of the base-isolated William Clayton building and South Rangitikei bridge are described.

References

Hefford, R.T., Randal, P.M. et al. "The New Zealand Strong-Motion Earthquake Recorder Network", Bull, of the NZ National Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 12 No. 3, September 1979.

Beck, James L., Randal, Pamela M. and Hefford, Richard T., "Computer Analyses of New Zealand Earthquake Accelerograms", Vol. 1, Physics and Engineering Laboratory, DSIR, Lower Hutt, 1981.

Skinner R.I., Hefford R.T., Randal P.M., et al. "Strong Motion Earthquake Records in New Zealand", Physics and Engineering Laboratory, DSIR, Vol. 1 (1965-1970), Vol. 2 (1971), and Vol. 3 (1972).

Hefford, R.T., Tyler, R.G. , and Skinner, R.I., "The M02A Strong-Motion Accelerograph". Bull, of the NZ National Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 1980.

Megget, L.M., "Analysis and Design of a Base-Isolated Reinforced Concrete Frame Building". Bull, of the NZ National Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 4, December 1978.

Tillay, Clive. "South Rangitikei Railway Bridge Construction:. NZIE Transactions. Vol. 8 2/CE. July 1981.

Published
1983-03-31
How to Cite
Hefford, R. T., & Randel, P. M. (1983). Procedures for operating the New Zealand strong-motion accelerograph network. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 16(1), 45-58. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.16.1.45-58
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