The purpose of seismic design is to reduce risk to life and property from future earthquakes. Risk is defined as the probability of a loss; normally, an increase in the seismic design load reduces the seismic risk. The current approach toward seismic design is to reduce the risk at individual locations (site-specific risk) to an acceptable level. This approach is reasonable from the perspective of a building owner, but it is not reasonable from the perspective of an entire community, because it does not ensure that the risk to multiple locations affected by the same earthquake (aggregate risk) is also...
Research Article|July 01, 2007
Seismic Hazard Analysis for Building Codes
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Dr. Praveen K. Malhotra; Seismic Hazard Analysis for Building Codes. Seismological Research Letters ; 78 (4): 415–416. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.78.4.415
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