Best Practices in Physics-based Fault Rupture Models for Seismic Hazard Assessment of Nuclear Installations

  • Luis A. Dalguer
  • Yoshimitsu Fukushima
  • Kojiro Irikura
  • Changjiang Wu

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Luis A. Dalguer, Yoshimitsu Fukushima, Kojiro Irikura, Changjiang Wu
    Pages 1-5
  3. Yingdi Luo, Jean-Paul Ampuero, Ken Miyakoshi, Kojiro Irikura
    Pages 7-18
  4. Gülüm Tanırcan, Luis Dalguer, Feyza Nur Bekler, Nurcan Meral Özel
    Pages 19-31
  5. Kenichi Tsuda, Satoshi Iwase, Hiroaki Uratani, Sachio Ogawa, Takahide Watanabe, Jun’ichi Miyakoshi et al.
    Pages 33-44
  6. P. Martin Mai, Martin Galis, Kiran K. S. Thingbaijam, Jagdish C. Vyas, Eric M. Dunham
    Pages 95-126
  7. Natalia Poiata, Hiroe Miyake, Kazuki Koketsu
    Pages 197-212
  8. Arben Pitarka, Robert Graves, Kojiro Irikura, Hiroe Miyake, Arthur Rodgers
    Pages 213-231
  9. Hongjun Si, Kazuki Koketsu, Hiroe Miyake
    Pages 233-243
  10. L. Hutchings, A. Mert, Y. Fahjan, T. Novikova, A. Golara, M. Miah et al.
    Pages 311-338

About this book


This volume collects several extended articles from the first workshop on Best Practices in Physics-based Fault Rupture Models for Seismic Hazard Assessment of Nuclear Installations (BestPSHANI). Held in 2015, the workshop was organized by the IAEA to disseminate the use of physics-based fault-rupture models for ground motion prediction in seismic hazard assessments (SHA). The book also presents a number of new contributions on topics ranging from the seismological aspects of earthquake cycle simulations for source scaling evaluation, seismic source characterization, source inversion and physics-based ground motion modeling to engineering applications of simulated ground motion for the analysis of seismic response of structures. Further, it includes papers describing current practices for assessing seismic hazard in terms of nuclear safety in low seismicity areas, and proposals for physics-based hazard assessment for critical structures near large earthquakes. The papers validate and verify the models by comparing synthetic results with observed data and empirical models. The book is a valuable resource for scientists, engineers, students and practitioners involved in all aspects of SHA.


physics-based fault rupture models dynamic rupture kinematic rupture source-scaling earthquake cycle broadband ground motion fault-zone plasticity near-source ground motion stochastic modeling empirical green’s functions source inversion seismic hazard assessments probabilistic and deterministic approaches uncertainties quantification

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis A. Dalguer
    • 1
  • Yoshimitsu Fukushima
    • 2
  • Kojiro Irikura
    • 3
  • Changjiang Wu
    • 4
  1. 1.Swissnuclear OltenSwitzerland
  2. 2.International Atomic Energy Agency ViennaAustria
  3. 3.Aichi Institute of Technology ToyotaJapan
  4. 4.Nuclear Regulation Authority TokyoJapan

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