Geotechnical Issues and Site Response in the Central U.S.

Youssef M.A. Hashash, Byungmin Kim, Scott Michael Olson, Sungwoo Moon

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Abstract

This chapter highlights the results of recent studies dealing with key seismic geotechnical issues in the Central United States, including (1) the significance of using the conditional mean spectrum (CMS) for seismic design at the periphery of the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ); (2) site response of deep soil deposits in the Mississippi Embayment; and (3) unique aspects of liquefaction in the Central United States, particularly in the NMSZ. Use of the CMS framework permits the development of ground motions that are consistent with the seismic sources in the area, while maintaining the probabilistic sense of a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA). Because the liquefaction features are unique in the NMSZ, site-specific evaluation, including site response analysis, is needed for evaluating liquefaction potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSeismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States
EditorsJames E. Beavers, Nasim Uddin
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages71-90
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413203
StatePublished - 2014
Event2012 Council for Disaster Risk Management Workshop on Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States - Memphis, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2012 → …

Publication series

NameSeismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States

Conference

Conference2012 Council for Disaster Risk Management Workshop on Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period4/10/12 → …

Keywords

  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Seismic design
  • Seismic effects
  • Tennessee
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Engineering

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