Comparison of conventional and Monte Carlo simulation-based probabilistic seismic hazard analyses for Shiraz city, southern Iran

Estimation of ground-motion amplitudes of different hazard levels is of paramount importance in planning of urban development of any metropolis

Alireza Eskandarinejad; Hamid Zafarani; Mojtaba Jahanandish

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Estimation of ground-motion amplitudes of different hazard levels is of paramount importance in planning of urban development of any metropolis
  • Such estimation can be computed through a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
  • This paper concentrates on the PSHA of an area located in Shiraz city, southern Iran
  • Conventional and Monte Carlo simulation-based approaches are utilized to perform the PSHA of the studied area
  • The Monte Carlo simulation-based approach overpredicts bedrock spectral accelerations at periods of 0.4–2.5 s compared to the conventional PSHA approach for return periods of 475, 975, and 2475 years
  • Scherbaum F, Cotton F, Smit P On the use of response spectral-reference data for the selection and ranking of ground-motion models for seismic-hazard analysis in regions of moderate seismicity: the case of rock motion

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