NGA-East Special Session at SMiRT-22, Aug 23, 2013

Purpose of the meeting
As part of the 22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-22), held in San Francisco on August 18-23, 2013, a Special Session on New Developments for Ground Motion Prediction for Stable Continental Regions was held on Friday, August 23, 2013 highlighting PEER’s NGA-East Program. This one-day special session focused on the recent developments for ground motions in stable continental regions that draw on global seismic data for better and more up-to-date characterization of ground motion.

August 23, 2013

8:00-8:15 Introduction to the SMiRT special session on ground motion hazard in SCRs (Y. Bozorgnia)
8:15-8:50 Lessons learned from the seismic hazard assessment of NPPs in Switzerland (P. Renault)
8:50-9:25 Overview of SSHAC Level 3 project on Seismic Source Characterization of Central Eastern U.S. (Intro by L. Salomone, Technical overview by K. Coppersmith)
9:25-10:00 Overview of NGA-East: Ground Motion Characterization for Central and Eastern North America: project scope and today’s topics (C. Goulet)
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:05 Ground motion database for SCRs: development, attributes and products (C. Cramer)
11:05-11:40 Reference rock and kappa issues (A. Kottke)
11:40-12:15 Regionalization: database of crustal properties, 1D crustal regionalization and effects on ground motions (W. Mooney)
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-­14:05 Evaluation of regional path/source effects from recent earthquake recordings (M. Chapman)
14:05-14:40 Summary of Geometrical spreading and Q models from recent events (R. Graves)
14:40-15:15 Ground motion simulations validation – process and summary of results (C. Goulet)
15:15-15:45 Break
15:45-16:15 Remaining issues and development of preliminary GMPEs (N. Abrahamson)
16:15-16:45 Discussions and closing remarks (Y. Bozorgnia, N. Abrahamson, C. Goulet and P. Renault)
16:45-17:00 SMiRT-22 Conference Closing
This entry was posted in Past Events. Bookmark the permalink.