Skip to Main Content
GEOREF RECORD

A novel spatial correlation model based on anisotropy of earthquake ground-motion intensity

Alireza Garakaninezhad and Morteza Bastami
A novel spatial correlation model based on anisotropy of earthquake ground-motion intensity
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (December 2017) 107 (6): 2809-2820

Abstract

Seismic hazard analysis of spatially distributed structures requires spatial correlation of the intraevent residuals of ground-motion intensity measures (IMs). Modeling of spatially correlated intraevent residuals of IMs is influenced strongly by the structure of the correlation; specifically, whether or not the isotropic assumption is valid. The present study applied a nonparametric test using spatial statistics to evaluate the isotropic assumption of IMs. The main parameters in the anisotropic domain are the anisotropy ratio and anisotropy angle. The anisotropy ratio is determined by dividing the largest range of correlation by the smallest. The anisotropy angle gives us the direction that has the largest range of correlation. These two properties are evaluated to assess the anisotropy of the residuals of the IMs. The isotropic assumption of peak ground acceleration (PGA) and the spectral acceleration (SA) obtained from the past nine earthquakes were examined. The parameters considered were the effects of focal mechanism, regional site conditions (VS30), earthquake magnitude, and hypocentral distance. The results show that the focal mechanism of a strike-slip earthquake correlated well with the anisotropy angle, which can be determined by the strike direction of the focal mechanism. Testing showed that the anisotropy ratio of the PGA residuals increased as the anisotropy ratio of the VS30 and earthquake magnitude increased. The effects of VS30 and earthquake magnitude on the anisotropy ratio of the SAs were not significant. A new procedure was developed based on the results for seismic hazard analysis that considers the effect of anisotropy.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 107
Serial Issue: 6
Title: A novel spatial correlation model based on anisotropy of earthquake ground-motion intensity
Affiliation: International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Tehran, Iran
Pages: 2809-2820
Published: 201712
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 39
Accession Number: 2018-031665
Categories: Seismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Seismological Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 2018
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal