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Training: A Structural Engineer’s Primer for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis
June 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) is the conceptual framework upon which ground motion intensity (i.e., spectral acceleration) is estimated for use in design throughout the United States. It is also used in site specific determination of ground motion for special projects or projects with poor site conditions. Determination of ground motion parameters is the realm of geotechnical engineers, however, structural engineers should have a working understanding of the underpinnings of PSHA to properly interpret both the design ground motion parameters and their structural analysis results. This seminar will provide a background in PSHA designed for structural engineers to develop an understanding of where critical design ground parameters are derived from.