- Characterization of Amplitudes of Strong Ground Motion and Response Time Histories.
- Pauschke, J. M.; Chatterjee, J.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Engineering.,
- Two methods to characterize the largest amplitudes and strong motion duration of ground motion and response time histories are investigated. The dependence of the two-parameter characterization of an earthquake time history, rms acceleration, which characterizes the amplitudes sustained over a given duration, on the duration measure is addressed for ground motion and response time histories. This study focuses on rms acceleration as a response parameter. The adequacy of selected exponential and exponential-like (Rayleigh and Weibull) probability distributions to predict the largest peaks of ground motion and response time histories is investigated.
- RMS (Root Mean Square); Exponential density functions; Reaction time; Amplitude; Seismic waves; Probability density functions; Acceleration (Physics); Motion; Earthquakes