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Comprehensive Seismic Zonation Schemes for Regions at Different Scales

  • T. G. Sitharam
  • Naveen James
  • Sreevalsa Kolathayar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. T. G. Sitharam, Naveen James, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 1-9
  3. T. G. Sitharam, Naveen James, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 11-31
  4. T. G. Sitharam, Naveen James, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 33-44
  5. T. G. Sitharam, Naveen James, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 45-73
  6. T. G. Sitharam, Naveen James, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 75-108
  7. T. G. Sitharam, Naveen James, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 109-146
  8. T. G. Sitharam, Naveen James, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 147-166
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-193

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews and assesses various methodologies for site characterization and site effects estimation to carry out seismic zonation at micro and macro levels. Readers will learn about the suitability of these methodologies for different levels of zoning in order to optimize the resources for carrying out seismic zonation. The Indian sub-continent is highly vulnerable to earthquake hazards, and past studies have focused primarily on the Himalayan region (inter-plate zone) and the northeast region (subduction zone). This book improves understanding of the seismicity in Peninsular India, which also has witnessed earthquakes of sizeable magnitude.

Particular attention is given to the various methodologies for assessing seismic hazards, the scales at which site characterizations are carried out, and optimal methods for zonation practices using site data and hazard indexes. This book will be of use to post-graduates and doctoral students researching seismic zonation, hazard assessment and mitigation, and spatial data in earth sciences.



Keywords

Seismic zonations Seismotectonic atlas Peak horizontal acceleration Analytical hierarchy process Geotechnical/geophysical methods for site characterization Declustering of earthquake events SPT and MSAW tests Macrolevel/microlevel sites

Authors and affiliations

  • T. G. Sitharam
    • 1
  • Naveen James
    • 2
  • Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Science BangaloreBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoparRupnagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringAmrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatoreIndia

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