White noise representation of earthquakes

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Journal titleASCE Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division
Pages116; # of pages: 16
AbstractThis investigation is intended to show that white noise is a suitable representation of earthquake motion. It appears that a white-noise source used in conjunction with an analog computer is a convenient method of analyzing structures subjected to complex ground motions and of assigning probabilities to the deformations arising. Until more statistical information is available about earthquakes, it is suggested that a "standard large earthquake" be represented by "white" ground accelerations having a flat spectral density of 0.75 ft2/sec4/cps and a duration of 1/2 min.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5697
NPARC number20338383
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Record created2012-07-19
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