Group , Poster #052, Earthquake Engineering Implementation Interface (EEII)

A relational MySQL database for rupture-to-rafters simulations

Swaminathan Krishnan
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Poster Presentation

2021 SCEC Annual Meeting, Poster #052, SCEC Contribution #11399 VIEW PDF
Rupture-to-rafters simulations have been a major thrust area and an end goal for SCEC. Several researchers/research groups have performed end-to-end simulations in the last couple of decades. Unfortunately, much of this data is housed in individual desktops, especially the results from the structural simulations, not easily accessible to the SCEC community. To overcome this research need, we have created a prototype relational database using MySQL and have populated it with one of SCEC’s earliest attempts at end-to-end simulations, the recreation of an 1857-like magnitude 7.9 earthquake on the San Andreas fault. It is hoped that this database will organically grow with the inclusion of other SCEC simulations of the kind (e.g., the great ShakeOut scenario earthquake). Such an expansive open database can be mined by various stakeholders including emergency managers, city governments, insurance companies, etc. toward a diverse range of applications.