Modelling of Synthetic Accelerograms for Locations in Kosovo
Shemsi Mustafa,D. Dojcinovski,G. WANG,Z. ELEZAJ
Strongground shaking causes severe damages to man-made facilities and sometimesinduce loss of human lives. Studies of the characteristics of observedaccelerograms from earthquake events upgrade one‟s capability in seismic hazardmitigation. The review of the seismic activity affecting the territory ofKosovo, points out that the region should be considered as having high seismichazard potential. In order to be able to assess the seismic hazard, it isnecessary to integrate data from various fields such as seismology, geology,tectonics, geophysics etc. The number of real earthquake histories registeredin the territory of Kosovo is very limited, because the first seismologicalstations were installed, very recently. This is especially a problem when itcomes to dynamic structural analysis. Seismic ground motions of high-frequencyare generally required as input for non-linear dynamic structural analysis byengineers, especially for those who are engaged in performance-based seismicdesign. Simulating earthquake ground motions by models that correctly describe the intensity and frequency contentvariation with time will allow more accurate prediction of structuralperformance. The finite-fault model method was used for simulation of strongground motions for several locations in Kosova.
simulation, finite-fault method, strong earthquake ground motion
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