Proceedings of the 2016 5th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering (ICCAHE 2016)

Simulation Near-field Ground Motion in Kumamoto Earthquake, Japan MJMA7.3 by Empirical Green Function Method

Authors
Z.C. Li, X.L. Chen, M.T. Gao, H. Jiang
Corresponding Author
Z.C. Li
Available Online October 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccahe-16.2016.110How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Simulation Ground Motion, Empirical Green Function, PGA, Fourier spectrum.
Abstract

Near-field strong ground is the main factor that causes serious damage when large earthquake occurred. It is very important to put the predicted ground motion into disaster prevention and aseismatic design. We use empirical green function method to simulate the Kumamoto MJMA7.3 earthquake, in Kyushu, Japan. This method chose an appropriate aftershock as green function. Stacking the green function composes the main earthquake time histories according to a sort of rupture pattern. We simulated and compared 47 stations' observed data and synthetic data, such as time-histories, Fourier spectrum, PGA distribution characteristic. Conclusions show that simulated results is good enough to reflect ground motion's distribution characteristic in which epicenter distance is less than 50km. The synthetic peak value of time history and duration is in a good coincidence with observed peak value. Fourier spectrum fit better in high frequency which bandwidth is from 1Hz to 15Hz. The distribution characteristic of PGA also has a high similarity. PGA in near-field attenuates radically all around with ellipse shape. There is also an abnormal phenomenon that the simulated result of station FKO015 is larger than observed data.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 5th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering (ICCAHE 2016)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
October 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-250-3
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccahe-16.2016.110How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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