Guidance on the utilization of ground motion simulations in engineering practice

Brendon A. Bradley, Didier Pettinga, & Jack W. Baker

Submitted August 9, 2016, SCEC Contribution #6590, 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting Poster #296

This poster provides an update on current progress to develop guidance on the utilization of ground motion simulations in engineering practice. A summary is provided of the key ingredients of ground motion simulations and the critical role of verification, validation and utilization documentation in order to develop confidence in the predictive capabilities of the simulations. The conceptual framework in which validation can be undertaken is examined in particular. An example validation process for simulations of a prospective Alpine Fault rupture is illustrated for clarity.

Key Words
Ground motion simulation, validation, utilization

Citation
Bradley, B. A., Pettinga, D., & Baker, J. W. (2016, 08). Guidance on the utilization of ground motion simulations in engineering practice. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting.


Related Projects & Working Groups
Ground Motion Simulation Validation (GMSV)