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Near field

Post by beiraghii@yahoo.com » 19 Nov 2014, 18:25

Could we spectral matching for near fault? Is it ok?

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Re: Near field

Post by huffte » 19 Nov 2014, 21:04

Hi beiraghii@yahoo.com. It is possible to use spectral matching for near fault ground motion records but you do have to be aware of the pulse-type character often found in near-field records. You could use spectral matching and then examine the before and after records to see if the pulse has been preserved in the matching process.

There are utilities available (see Stanford University, Baker Research Group at http://web.stanford.edu/~bakerjw/resear ... ation.html, for one example, and PulseSnapper at https://nees.org/resources/pulsesnapper, for another).

Also note that spectrum-matched records are useful in estimating mean response, but not in estimating the dispersion of response.

As a final note, I believe the proper place for this topic would have been in the Analytical Capabilities subsection rather than the Referencing and License Issues Section.

Best of luck beiraghii@yahoo.com.
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Re: Near field

Post by ruipinho » 20 Nov 2014, 10:39

Dear huffte,

As usual, your responses are very thorough and helpful, for all of us - thank you.

And yes, you are correct, this topic was initially posted in the wrong section, but fortunately the Seismosoft Support team has now moved it to the right place.

Thanks again,

Rui

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Re: Near field

Post by huffte » 20 Nov 2014, 14:53

Rui, this brings to mind a possible enhancement to SeismoMatch (and SeismoSignal, and SeismoSpect for that matter). I wonder if it might be possible to add an algorithm which would

(a) identify the presence or absence of pulse-type characteristics in ground motion records

(b) if a pulse is identified, then report the pulse period, Tp.

For SeismoMatch, this would enable users to check whether or not the matching process has preserved the pulse characteristics or not.

The identification of pulses can be a little tricky, I suppose, so it may not be possible. It might be worth exploring though.

Thanks very much, Rui. All the best.
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Re: Near field

Post by seismosoft » 20 Nov 2014, 22:44

Dear Tim,

Thank you for your very interesting suggestion. We will definitely explore the possibility of introducing (or developing ourselves?) such an algorithm in future releases of the seismological Apps.

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Re: Near field

Post by beiraghii@yahoo.com » 23 May 2015, 14:53

Thanks you for your help.

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Re: Near field

Post by Navid » 02 Mar 2019, 08:32

How would the fictitious response spectrum be defined, rich in the low frequencies (high periods), believed to be representative of a near-field event?

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Re: Near field

Post by seismosoft » 04 Mar 2019, 18:23

Navid, this would probably require special studies.
You should probably better discuss this with your supervisor.
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