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Abstract

This volume--in contrast to many specialized works--addresses the needs of a broad audience interested in the basic problems rather than the more technical aspects of earthquake hazard. It is divided into five sections: item"(1)" Physics of earthquake sources; item"(2)" Ground motion in the near field; item"(3)" Engineering seismology; item"(4)" Seismotectonics; item"(5)" Historical seismicity.par Part 1 commences with a discussion of the complementary views on the nature of seismic sources and the search for a model that will explain departures from self- similarity, followed by an exposition of the physics of strings as applied to the calculation of the wavefield generated by a propagating structure. Classical kinematic source theory, followed by an application of these methods to the retrieval of a source model for the 1980 Campania-Lucania earthquake close Part 1. Part 2 covers some of the new results concerning the media encountred in seismic engineering: resonant effects in basins, topographic irregularities, stratification, etc. Part 3, on engineering seismology, shows the variety of subjects in this vast domain: the dynamic behavior of soils; the definition of reference motion for antiseismic design; the seismic response of Strasbourg Cathedral; a quantitative definition of isoseismals; and the probabilistic estimation of seismic hazard in Turkey. Part 4 demonstrates clearly that teamwork between seismologists and specialists in neotectonics is fundamental to the good understanding of the mechanics of faulting. Finally, the section on historical seismicity demonstrates the lasting importance of this subject.

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Authors: BONNIN J, INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DE GLOBE DE STRASBOURG, UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG (FRANCE);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CARA M, INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DE GLOBE DE STRASBOURG, UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG (FRANCE);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CISTERNAS A, INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DE GLOBE DE STRASBOURG, UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG (FRANCE);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);FANTECHI R INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DE GLOBE DE STRASBOURG, UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG (FRANCE), INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DE GLOBE DE STRASBOURG, UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG (FRANCE);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DE GLOBE DE STRASBOURG, UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG (FRANCE);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK, 399 PP., 1988, ISBN 90-277-2779-1, PUBL. BY: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, P.O. BOX 322, 3300 AH DORDRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL. 195
Record Number: 1989126111300 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en