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Earthquake Engineering: Strong Motion Research Group

The Earthquake Engineering - Strong Motion Group is a research group of the University of Southern California, Civil Engineering Department. Its research focuses on: (i) earthquake strong ground motion for engineering applications, and (ii) earthquake response of man made structures, aiming to improvement of the seismic design procedures and earthquake risks reduction. Its research is interdisciplinary, and covers a wide range of topics, such as: earthquake source mechanism, seismic wave propagation, site and propagation path effects on strong ground motion, prediction of strong ground motion for design (peak amplitudes, duration, and spectral characteristics…), probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, strong motion recording and data processing, soil-structure interaction, structural identification and health monitoring using ambient noise and forced vibrations, effects of various realistic representations of strong ground motion on structures. The group operates the Los Angeles and Vicinity Strong Motion Network, installed in 1979/80, which has contributed valuable data for numerous engineering and seismological studies The group also maintains and develops equipment and processing methods for ambient vibration testing of full-scale structures. The group was formed in 1976 when Prof. M.D. Trifunac joined the Civil Engineering faculty.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-23 14:49:04
Description The Earthquake Engineering - Strong Motion Group is a research group of the University of Southern California, Civil Engineering Department. Its research focuses on: (i) earthquake strong ground motion for engineering applications, and (ii) earthquake response of man made structures, aiming to improvement of the seismic design procedures and earthquake risks reduction. Its research is interdisciplinary, and covers a wide range of topics, such as: earthquake source mechanism, seismic wave propagation, site and propagation path effects on strong ground motion, prediction of strong ground motion for design (peak amplitudes, duration, and spectral characteristics…), probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, strong motion recording and data processing, soil-structure interaction, structural identification and health monitoring using ambient noise and forced vibrations, effects of various realistic representations of strong ground motion on structures. The group operates the Los Angeles and Vicinity Strong Motion Network, installed in 1979/80, which has contributed valuable data for numerous engineering and seismological studies The group also maintains and develops equipment and processing methods for ambient vibration testing of full-scale structures. The group was formed in 1976 when Prof. M.D. Trifunac joined the Civil Engineering faculty.
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Source University of Southern California
Keyword Earthquake, Seismic, Seismology
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-23 14:44:47
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-23 14:49:04
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-23 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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