Earthquake Engineering Research Centre

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Earthquake Engineering 

The objective of the earthquake engineering research, within the Centre, is to gain knowledge of the nature and effect of earthquakes. The main areas of research are: 

  • Mathematical modelling of earthquakes
  • Measurements
  • Earthquake loading
  • System identification of structures
  • Earthquake mitigation in complex structures
  • Risk analysis of structures
  • Earthquake resistance of hydroelectric power plants
  • Earthquake resistance of lifelines

Articles



2012

ISI journal articles:

Halldorsson, B., and Papageorgiou, A. S. (2012). Variations of the
specific barrier model - Part I: Effect of subevent size distributions.
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Doi: 10.1007/s10518–012–9344–0. (PDF 754 KB).

Halldorsson, B., and Papageorgiou, A. S. (2012). Variations of the
specific barrier model - Part II: Effect of isochron distributions.
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Doi: 10.1007/s10518–012–9345–z. (PDF 1354 KB).

Foster, K. M., Halldorsson, B., Green, R. A., and Chapman, M. C.
(2012). Calibration of the Specific Barrier Model to the NGA Dataset.
Seismological Research Letters 83, 566–574. Link

Øiseth, O.; Rönnquist, A.; Sigbjörnsson, R. (2012) Finite element
formulation of the self-excited forces for time-domain assessment of
wind-induced dynamic response and flutter stability limit of
cable-supported bridges Finite Elements in Analysis and Design50, March, p. 173-185. Link

J. Douglas, Consistency of ground-motion prediction from the past
four decades: peak ground velocity and displacement, Arias intensity and
relative significant duration. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. DOI
10.1007/s10518-012-9359-6.

Rupakhety, R., Sigbjörnsson, R. (2012) Spatial variability of strong
ground motion: novel system-based technique applying parametric time
series modelling<http://www.springerlink.com/content/a214531838668175/>
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 10(4), 1193-1204. DOI
10.1007/s10518-012-9352-0

 

Conference articles:

Øiseth, Ole, Anders Rönnquist, Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (2012). Prediction of wind-induced dynamic response and flutter stability limit of long-span bridges using a new aeroelastic beam element. Nordic Steel Construction Conference 2012, Oslo, Norway

Bernhardsdottir, A.E., Thorvaldsdottir, S., Sigbjörnsson, R., Nave, R., Falsaperla, S., Musacchio, G., Sansivero, F., Zonno, G., Ferreira, M.A., O'Neill, H., Nunes J.C., Sousa, M.L., Carvalho, A., Raposo, S., Jimenez M.J. (2012). The development of an educational system for a long term training on seismic and volcanic risk, European Seismological Commission 33-rd General Assembly, ESC 2012, Moscow

Oliveira, C.S., F. Mota de Sá, M.A. Ferreira, M.L. Sousa, S. Raposo, R. Rupakhety, F. Bianco, F. Meroni, S. D'Amico, A. Carvalho, R. Sigbjörnsson, G. Zonno (2012) Quantitative seismic risk evaluation and mapping: prioritisation of actions. European Seismological Commission 33-rd General Assembly, ESC 2012, Moscow

Rotondi, R., R. Sigbjörnsson E. Varini, C. Brambilla (2012). Estimation of macroseismic scenarios in European countries. European Seismological Commission 33-rd General Assembly, ESC 2012, Moscow

Zonno, G., R. Azzaro, F. Bianco, P. Cusano, S. D'Amico, V. D'Amico, S. Falsaperla, D. Galluzzo, H. Langer, F. Meroni, G. Musacchio, R. Nave, F. Sansivero, L. Scarfi, R. Rotondi, C. Brambilla, E. Varini, C.S. Oliveira, M.A. Ferreira, M. Lopes, F. Mota de Sá & J.C. Nunes, A. Carvalho, M.L. Sousa, S. Raposo, M. Garcia-Fernandez, A. Beltran, J. Jenni, M.J. Jimenez, R. Sigbjörnsson, A.E. Bernhardsdottir, S. Olafsson, R. Rupakhety, S.U. Sigurdsson, S. Thorvaldsdottir (2012). The European Project UPStrat-MAFA. European Seismological Commission 33-rd General Assembly, ESC 2012, Moscow

Bernhardsdottir, A. E., Thorvaldsdóttir S., Sigbjörnsson, R., Musacchio, G., Nave, R., Falsaperla, S., Sansivero, F., Zonno, G., Sousa, M.L., Carvalho, A., Raposo, S., Ferreira, M.A., Nunes, J.C., Jimenez, M.J. (2012). Disaster prevention strategies, based on an education information system. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 2035 (pp.10).

Galluzzo, D., F. Bianco, P. Cusano, H. Langer, L.Scarfi, G. Tusa, G. Zonno, A. Carvalho, S. Olafsson, R. Rupakhety, R. Sigbjornsson (2012).  Calibration of input parameters in volcanic areas and an enlarged dataset by stochastic finite-fault simulations. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 0498 (pp.10).

Halldorsson, B., S. Jónsson, A.S. Papageorgiou, R.A. Green, I. Kalogeras, H. Avery, S. Ólafsson, S. Remseth, C.S. Oliveira, O. Polat, R. Sigbjörnsson (2012). ICEARRAY II: A new multidisciplinary strong-motion array in North Iceland. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 2567 (pp.10).

Halldorsson, B., S. Ólafsson, J.Th. Snæbjörnsson, S.U. Sigurdsson, R. Rupakhety, R. Sigbjörnsson (2012) On the Effects of Induced Earthquakes due to Fluid Injection at Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant, Iceland. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 4069 (pp.10).

Oddbjornsson, O., Alexander, N., Taylor, C. A., Sigbjörnsson, R. (2012). Numerical and experimental exploration of the fundamental nonlinear dynamics of self-centring damage resistant structures under seismic excitation. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 4670 (pp.10).

Rotondi, R., R. Sigbjörnsson, C. Brambilla, E. Varini (2012). Probabilistic analysis of macroseismic fields: Iceland case study. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 2232 (pp.10).

Rupakhety, R., R. Sigbjornsson (2012) Autoregressive (AR) spectral estimates for Frequency-Wavenumber (F-k) analysis of strong-motion data. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 5394 (pp.10).

Rupakhety, R., R. Sigbjörnsson (2012) Response of tall Steel Moment Resisting Frames (SMRF) to near-fault pulse-like ground motion. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 3965 (pp.10).

Rupakhety, R., S. U. Sigurdsson, R. Sigbjörnsson (2012) Baseline adjustment scheme for near- and far-fault records. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 2890 (pp.10).

Rupakhety, R., S. U. Sigurdsson, R. Sigbjörnsson (2012) Response spectral model for forward-directivity ground motion in the near-fault area. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 1246 (pp.10).

Snæbjörnsson, J.Th., F.G. Sigtryggsdóttir, R. Sigbjörnsson (2012) Soil-structure interaction effects on the excitation and response of a low-rise RC building subjected to near- and far-fault earthquakes. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 4103 (pp.10).

Sousa, M. L., M. A. Ferreira, F. Mota de Sá, C. S. Oliveira, S. Raposo, R. Sigbjörnsson, R. Rupakhety, G. Zonno, F. Meroni, F. Bianco, S. D'Amico (2012). Quantitative seismic risk evaluation and mapping: cases of schools and residential facilities in Lisbon and Algarve. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 1491 (pp.10).

Thorvaldsdóttir, S., Bernhardsdóttir, A.E., Sigbjörnsson, R., Zonno, G. (2012) Dissemination of information on hazards and risks: The Icelandic experience. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 2359 (pp.10).

Zonno, G., R. Azzaro, F. Bianco, P. Cusano, S. D'Amico, V. D'Amico, S. Falsaperla, D. Galluzzo, H. Langer, F. Meroni, G. Musacchio, R. Nave, F. Sansivero, L. Scarfi, R. Rotondi, C. Brambilla, E. Varini, C.S. Oliveira, M.A. Ferreira, M. Lopes, F. Mota de Sá & J.C. Nunes, A. Carvalho, M.L. Sousa, S. Raposo, M. Garcia-Fernandez, A. Beltran, J. Jenni, M.J. Jimenez, R.Sigbjörnsson, A.E. Bernhardsdottir, S. Olafsson, R. Rupakhety, S.U. Sigurdsson, S. Thorvaldsdottir, D. Albarello (2012). Urban Disaster-Prevention Strategies Using Macroseismic Field and Fault Sources. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 0678 (pp.10).

Langer, H., Scarfi, L., Tusa, G., Galluzzo, D., Bianco, F., Cusano, P., Zonno, G., Carvalho, A., Olafsson, S., Rupakhety, R., Sigbjörnsson, R. (2012). Calibration of input parameters for the creation of seismic risk scenarios in volcanic areas, The Rittman Conference, Nicolosi, Italy

S. Ólafsson and R. Sigbjörnsson (2012) Near-source Decay of Seismic Waves in Iceland. Paper no. 4462 Proceeding of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, paper 4462 (pp.10).

2011

ISI Journal articles:

Øiseth, O.; Rönnquist, A.; Sigbjörnsson, R. (2011) Time domain
modelling of self-excited aerodynamic forces for cable-supported
bridges: A comparative study. Computers and Structures, 2011; 89(13-14)
s. 1306-1322.

Rupakhety,R.;
Sigurðsson, S.; Papageorgiou, A. S.;  Sigbjörnsson, R. (2011)
Quantification of ground-motion parameters and response spectra in the
near-fault region. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 2011; 9(4) S.
893-930, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9255-5
Ornthammarath,
T.; Douglas, J.; Sigbjörnsson, R.: Lai, C. G. (2011). Assessment of
 Ground Motion Variability and Its Effects on Seismic Hazard Analysis:
 A Case Study for Iceland. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.  2011;
9(4) S. 931-953, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9251-9

Øiseth, O.; Rönnquist, A.; Sigbjörnsson, R. (2011) Time domain
modelling of self-excited aerodynamic forces for cable-supported
bridges: A comparative study. Computers and Structures, 2011; 89(13-14)
s. 1306-1322.

Rupakhety,R.; Sigurðsson, S.; Papageorgiou, A. S.;  Sigbjörnsson, R.
(2011) Quantification of ground-motion parameters and response spectra
in the near-fault region. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 2011; 9(4)
S. 893-930, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9255-5.

Ornthammarath, T.; Douglas, J.; Sigbjörnsson, R.: Lai, C. G. (2011).
Assessment of  Ground Motion Variability and Its Effects on Seismic
Hazard Analysis:  A Case Study for Iceland. Bulletin of Earthquake
Engineering.  2011; 9(4) S. 931-953, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9251-9.

Ornthammarath, Teraphan; Warnitchai, Pennung; Worakanchana, Kawin;
Zaman, Saeed; Sigbjörnsson, Ragnar; Lai, Carlo Giovanni (2011).
Probabilistic seismic hazard assess-ment for Thailand. Bulletin of
Earthquake Engineering. 2011; 9(2) s. 367-394, DOI:
10.1007/s10518-010-9197-3.

Thorvaldsdóttir, S., Birgisson, E., Sigbjörnsson, R. (2011).
Interactive On-Site and Remote Damage Assessment for Urban Search and
Rescue, Earthquake Spectra, 27, No. S1, pp. S239-S250. 

Sigurdsson, S. U., Rupakhety, R.,
Sigbjörnsson, R. (2011) Adjustments for baseline shifts in far-fault
strong-motion data: An alternative scheme to high-pass filtering, Soil
Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
, 2011: 31(12) 1703-1710. Link

Ólafsson, S. og Sigbjörnsson, R. (2011). Digital Filters for
Simulation of Ground Motion and Structural Response. Journal of
Earthquake Engineering, 15(8), 212-1237. Slóð

J. Douglas (2011) Investigating possible regional dependence in strong ground motions, in Earthquake Data in Engineering Seismology, Springer, Akkar, D. Sinan; Gülkan, Polat; Eck, Torild van (Eds.), 1st Edition., 272 p. 160 illus., 60 in color., Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-0151-9. Link

Halldórsson, B., G. P. Mavroeidis, og A. S. Papageorgiou (2011). Near-Fault and Far-Field Strong Ground-Motion Simulation for Earthquake Engineering Applications Using the Specific Barrier Model. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 137(3), 433-444. (link
<http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000097> , PDF)

Halldorsson, B. & A. S. Papageorgiou (2011). Variations of the Specific
Barrier Model - Part I: Effect of Subevent Size Distributions. Bulletin of
Earthquake Engineering (in review, PDF).

Halldorsson, B. & A. S. Papageorgiou (2011). Variations of the Specific
Barrier Model - Part II: Effect of Isochron Distributions. Bulletin of
Earthquake Engineering (in review, PDF).

Rupakhety,R.;
Sigurðsson, S.; Papageorgiou, A. S.;  Sigbjörnsson, R. (2011)
Quantification of ground-motion parameters and response spectra in the
near-fault region. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 2011; 9(4) S.
893-930, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9255-5Ornthammarath,
T.; Douglas, J.; Sigbjörnsson, R.: Lai, C. G. (2011). Assessment of
 Ground Motion Variability and Its Effects on Seismic Hazard Analysis:
 A Case Study for Iceland. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.  2011;
9(4) S. 931-953, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9251-9


 

2010     

ISI journal articles:

C. Beauval, P.-Y. Bard, J. Douglas (2010) Comment on "Test of seismic hazard map
from 500 years of recorded intensity data in Japan" by Masatoshi Miyazawa and Jim
Mori, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(6), 3329-3331. DOI
10.1785/0120100065. Link

J. J. Bommer, J. Douglas, F. Scherbaum, F. Cotton, H. Bungum & D. Fäh (2010) On the selection of ground-motion prediction equations for seismic hazard analysis, Seismological Research Letters, 81(5), 783-793. DOI: 10.1785/gssrl.81.5.78381(5), 783-793. DOI: 10.1785/gssrl.81.5.783. Link

J. Douglas (2010) Consistency of ground-motion predictions from the past four decades, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 8(6), 1515-1526, DOI 10.1007/s10518-010-9195-5. Link

Menon, A., Ornthammarath, T., Corigliano, M., and Lai, C. G. (2010) “Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Macrozonation of Tamil Nadu in Southern India”, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. Vol. 100; no. 3; pp. 1320-1341;
DOI:10.1785/0120090071. Link

Ornthammarath, T. Warnitchai, P., Worakanchana, K., Zaman, S. Sigbjörnsson, R. , Lai, C. G., (2010) “Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment for Thailand”, Bull. Earthq Eng. DOI:10.1007/s10518-010-9197-3. Link

Rupakhety R., & Sigbjörnsson R. (2009). A note on the L'Aquila Earthquake of 6 April 2009: Permanent ground displacements obtained from strong-motion accelerograms. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 30(4), 215-220. Link

Øiseth, Ole; Rönnquist, Anders; Sigbjörnsson, Ragnar (2010). Simplified prediction of wind-induced response and stability limit of slender long-span suspension bridges, based on modified quasi-steady theory: A case study. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2010.06.009. Link

Rupakhety, R., B. Halldorsson and R. Sigbjornsson (2010). Estimating coseismic deformations from near source strong motion records: Methods and case studies. Bull. Eq. Eng. 8, 787-811. Link

J. Douglas, P. Gehl, L. F. Bonilla & C. Gélis (2010) A kappa model for mainlandFrance, Pure & Applied Geophysics, 167(11), 1303-1315, DOI10.1007/s00024-010-0146-5. (pdf )

Conference articles:

J. Douglas (2010) Assessing the epistemic uncertainty of ground-motion predictions, 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Reaching Beyond Borders, paper ID 219.

Douglas, J. and B. Halldorsson (2010). On the use of aftershocks when deriving ground-motion prediction equations. 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (9USN/10CCEE), 25-29 July, Toronto, Canada. (pdf 1 MB)

Chanerley, A. A., N. A. Alexander, B. Halldorsson, R. Sigbjörnsson and R. Perryman (2010). Baseline correction made easier using an automated method base on the wavelet transform. 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (9USN/10CCEE), 25-29 July, Toronto, Canada. (pdf xxx Kb)

Halldorsson, B., R. Sigbjörnsson, A. A. Chanerley and N. A. Alexander (2010). Near-fault strong-motion array recordings of the Mw6.3 Ölfus earthquake on 29 May 2008 in Iceland. 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (9USN/10CCEE), 25-29 July, Toronto, Canada. (pdf 2.53 MB)

S. Ólafsson and R. Sigbjörnsson (2010). Assessment of Ground Motion Models: A Case Study of the Earthquake 29 May 2008 (Mw 6.3) in South Iceland, Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14ECEE), Ohrid, Macedonia, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, Paper no. 756. (pdf 196 KB)

T. Ornthammarath,  J. Douglas & R. Sigbjörnsson, C.G. Lai (2010). Assessment of strong ground motion variability in Iceland. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14ECEE), Ohrid, Macedonia, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, Paper no.1263. (pdf 335 Kb)

Halldorsson, B., R. Sigbjörnsson, R. Rupakhety, and A. A. Chanerley (2010). Extreme near-fault strong-motion of the M6.3 Ölfus earthquake of 29 May 2008 in South Iceland. 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14ECEE), 30 August - 3 September, Ohrid, Macedonia. Paper no. 1640. (pdf 848 Kb)

Boutin, C.; Hans, S.; Soubestre, J.; Taylot, C. T.; Ibraim, E., Dietz, M.; Dihoru, L.; Lefik, M.; Wojciechowski,M.; Snaebjornsson, J.; Sigbjornsson, R. (2010) Dynamic behaviour of reinforced soil: Theoretical Modelling versus shaking table experiments. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

R. Rupakhety and R. Sigbjörnsson (2010). Quantification of near-fault effects on engineering structures. International Symposium on “5.12” Massive Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction & Catastrophic Disaster Management. Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, September 20-22, p. 6 (invited).

                                                                                                                                                                                                             2009
Chanerley, A., N. Alexander and B. Halldorsson (2009). On fling and baseline correction using quadrature mirror filters. 12th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (CC2009), Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 1-4 September 2009.

Sigbjörnsson, R., J.Th. Snæbjörnsson, S.M. Higgins, B. Halldórsson, S. Ólafsson (2009). A note on the M6.3 earthquake in Iceland on 29 May 2008 at 15:45 UTC. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 113-126, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-008-9087-0. Link

Halldorsson, B., R. Sigbjornsson and J. Schweitzer (2009). ICEARRAY: the first small-aperture, strong-motion array in Iceland. Journal of Seismology, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 173–178, Doi: 10.1007/s10950-008-9133-z. Link

Rupuakhety R., & Sigbjörnsson R. (2009) Ground-Motion Prediction Equations (GMPEs) for inelastic response and structural behaviour factors. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 7:659-767. DOI:10.1007/s105-009-9105-x. Link

Rupakhety R.,& Sigbjörnsson R. (2009) Ground-Motion Prediction Equations (GMPEs) for inelastic displacement and ductility demands of constant-strength SDOF systems. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 7:661-679. DOI:10.1007/s10518-009-9117-6. Link

Halldorsson, B. and H. Avery (2009). Reply to A. Rosenberger's "Comments on 'Converting strong-motion networks to arrays via common-triggering' by B. Halldórsson and H. Avery". Seismological Research Letters, November/Decemeber; 80: 1001. Link

Halldorsson, B. and H. Avery (2009). Converting strong-motion networks to arrays via common-triggering. Seismological Research Letters, July/August; 80: 572-578. Link

Halldorsson, B. and R. Sigbjornsson (2009). The M6.3 South Iceland Earthquake of 15:45 UTC May 29 2008: ICEARRAY strong-motion recordings. Soil Dynamics and Structural Engineering. Link

Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, Benedikt Halldórsson, Símon Ólafsson, Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Sally M. Higgins. Jarðskjálfti í ölfusi 29. maí 2008. Upp í vindinn, 28. árgangur, 2009. 6 síður. [Útgefandi: Félag byggingarverkfræðinema við Háskóla Íslands]

Chanerley, A., N. Alexander and B. Halldorsson (2009). On fling and baseline correction using quadrature mirror filters. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (CC2009), B.H.V. Topping, L.F. Costa Neves and R.C. Barros, (Editors), Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 1-4 September 2009. Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK.

 

 2008
Eliasson, Jonas; Sigbjornsson, Ragnar (2008). Re-Appraisal of Tsunami Hazard in the North Atlantic Ocean: A Case Study for Iceland. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper no. 15-0018. (pdf 186 Kb )

Halldorsson, B. and R. Sigbjornsson (2008). Design and installation of ICEARRAY, a new small-aperture strong-motion array in South Iceland. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper No. 02-0097. (pdf 1.6 Mb)

Oddbjornsson, Olafur; Alexander, Nick A.; Taylor, Colin A.; Sigbjornsson, Ragnar (2008). Shaking Table Testing of Nonlinear Elastic Moment Resisting Frames. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper no. 11-0110. (pdf 235 Kb)

Sigbjörnsson, R. (2008). On damage and loss estimation: A case study based on survey analysis. International Disaster and Risk Conference. Davos, Switzerland.

Sigbjörnsson, R. (2008). Earthquake damage and seismic action: lessons learned in Iceland. International Seminar on Seismic Risk and Rehabilitation of Stone Masonry Housing on the 10th Anniversary of the July 9, 1998 Azores Earthquake. Azores.

Halldorsson, B. and H. Avery (2008). Optimising recording efficiency of a new strong-motion array (ICEARRAY) using common-triggering. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper No. 11-0105. (pdf 1.1 Mb)

Sigbjörnsson, R., J.Th. Snæbjörnsson, S.M. Higgins, S. Ólafsson and B. Halldórsson (2008). Mapping of inelastic effects and structural behaviour factors for EUROCODE 8: A case study for Iceland. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper No. 08-01-0042. (pdf 122 Kb)

Sigbjörnsson, R., J.Th. Snæbjörnsson, S.M. Higgins, S. Ólafsson and B. Halldórsson (2008). Probabilistic hazard assessment of fault displacements. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper No. 07-0096. (pdf 400 Kb)

Sigbjörnsson, R., S.M. Higgins, S. Ólafsson, B. Halldórsson and J.Th. Snæbjörnsson (2008). Comparative study of uniform hazard spectra derived using different ground motion estimation model: A case study. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper No. 07-0099. (pdf 842 Kb)

Sigbjornsson, Ragnar; Ragnarsdottir, Solveig (2008). Gender Dependent Perception of Earthquake Effects. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper no. 10-0035. (pdf 301 Kb)

Snaebjornsson, Jonas Th.; Sigbjornsson, Ragnar (2008). The Spatial Variability of Ground Motion and Its Effects on Multi-Supported Structures. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper no. 06-0079. (pdf 148 Kb)

Snaebjornsson, Jónas Th; Sigbjornsson, Ragnar (2008). The Duration Characteristics of Earthquake Ground Motions. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), October 12-17, Beijing, China. Paper no. 02-0102. (pdf 125 Kb)

2007

Chanerley AA, Nabijou H, Alexander N, Sigbjörnsson R (2007) Modelling non-linear effects in seismic data from estimates of bispectra using linear prediction and Volterra Kernels. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. (pp.17). Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Halldórsson B, Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2007) A fast and efficient simulation of the far-fault and near-fault earthquake ground motion associated with the June 17 and 21, 2000, earthquakes in South Iceland. Journal of Earthquake Engineering 11(3), 343-370. Link

Oddbjörnsson O, Alexander NA, Taylor CA, Sigbjörnsson R (2007) Computational Analysis of Precast Concrete Frames with Post-Tensioned Tendons. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. (pp.17). Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Sigbjörnsson R, Ólafsson S, Snæbjörnsson JT (2007) Macroseismic effects related to strong ground motion: a study of the South Iceland earthquakes in June 2000. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 5, 591-608. Link

Snæbjörnsson JT, Baker CJ, Sigbjörnsson R (2007) Probabilistic assessment of road vehicle safety in windy environments. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 95(9-11), 1445-1462. Link

2006

Ákason JB, Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Perception and observation of residential safety during earthquake exposure: A case study. Safety Science 44(10), 919-933. Link

Ákason JB, Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Phases of earthquake experience: A case study of the June 2000 South Iceland Earthquake. Risk analysis: An International Journal 26(5), 1235-1246. Link

Wanitkorkul A,  Halldórsson B, Papageorgiou A,  Filiatrault A (2006). Application of the Specific Barrier Model to the seismic fragility assessment of critical facilities. In Proceedings of the 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 10). Paper No. 227. San Francisco: EERI. (pdf 301 KB)

Halldórsson B, Mavroeidis G, Papageorgiou A, Zhang F (2006) The great 1906 San Francisco earthquake: simulation of broad-band strong ground motion. In Proceedings of the 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 10). San Francisco: EERI.

Halldórsson B, Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) A first look at the June 2000, M6.5 earthquakes in Iceland in terms of the specific barrier model. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 9). Geneva: SGEB. Paper No. 1133. (pdf 343 KB

Halldórsson B, Papageorgiou A (2006) Application of the Specific Barrier Model to the simulation of earthquake strong ground motions. In Proceedings of the 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 10). Paper No.1206. San Francisco: EERI. (pdf 919 KB).

Halldórsson B, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) ICEARRAY: A new small-aperture strong-motion array in South Iceland Seismic Zone. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 1). Geneva: SGEB.

Mwafy A, Elnashai AS, Sigbjörnsson R, Salama A (2006) Significance of severe distant and moderate close earthquakes on design and behaviour of tall buildings. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 15(4), 391-416. Link

Oddbjörnsson O, Alexander N, Sigbjörnsson R, Taylor CA (2006) Seismic dynamics of non-linear elastic damage resistant structures. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 1). Geneva: SGEB.

Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) A comparative study of three methods for estimation of site effects. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 1). Geneva: SGEB.

Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Attenuation in Iceland compared with other regions. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 10). Geneva: SGEB. Paper No. 1157. (pdf 168 KB)

Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Estimation of strong-motion acceleration applying point source models. In Proceedings of the 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. (pp. 10). Paper No.1490. San Francisco: ERII. (pdf 150 KB)

Oliveira C, Sigbjörnsson R, Ólafsson S (2006) A comparative analysis of recorded strong ground motion in the Azores and Iceland. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 1). Geneva: SGEB.

Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Assessment of earthquake hazard for Hédinsvík and Bakki near Húsavík, Dysnes at Eyjafjördur and Kolkuós at Skagafjördur (No. 06001, pp.15). Reykjavík: Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, University of Iceland.

Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Near real-time estimation of earthquake damage: A study of South Iceland earthquakes 2000. International Disaster Reduction Conference. (pp.3). Davos.

Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Real-time assessment of earthquake induced damage. Lessons learned in Iceland. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 1). Geneva: SGEB.

Sigbjörnsson R, Elnashai AS (2006) Hazard assessment of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for close and distant earthquakes. Journal of Earthquake Engineering 10(5), 749-773.

Sigbjörnsson R, Sigurðsson T, Snæbjörnsson JT, Valsson G (2006) Mapping of crustal strain rate tensor for Iceland with applications to seismic hazard assessment. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 10). Geneva: SGEB. Paper No. xxxx. (pdf

Sigbjörnsson R, Snæbjörnsson JT (2006) Hvamms and Urridafoss Hydroelectric Projects: Earthquake action - Suggested design specifications (No. 06010): Earthquake Engineering Research Centre. University of Iceland.

Snæbjörnsson JT, Geurts CPW (2006) Modelling surface pressure fluctuations on medium-rise buildings. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 94(11), 845-858. Link

Snæbjörnsson J, Oddbjörnsson O, Taylor CA, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Kárahnjúkar Hydroelectric Project - Háslslón Area: On the rock fault behaviour induced by impounding of the Háslslón Reservoir: An exploratory study (No. LV-2006/102, pp. 99). Reykjavik: Landsvirkjun.

Snæbjörnsson J, Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Kárahnjúkar Hydroelectric Project - Háslslón Area: Assessment of earthquake action (No. LV-2006/001, pp. 168). Reykjavík: Landsvirkjun.

Snæbjörnsson J, Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Simplified analytical model of earthquake response spectra for strike-slip earthquakes. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 1). Geneva: SGEB.

Snæbjörnsson JT, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Long-term dynamic behaviour of a multi-story RC-building in a seismic environment. In Proceedings of the 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. (pp. 10). San Francisco: EERI.

Snæbjörnsson J, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Monitoring the dynamics of a concrete building enduring earthquake and wind excitation. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 10). Geneva: SGEB. Paper No. 1207. (pdf 425 KB)

Snæbjörnsson JT, Sigbjörnsson R, Carr AJ (2006) Long-term dynamic behaviour of a multi-story RC-building in seismic environments. In Proceedings of the 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 10). San Francisco: EERI.

Snæbjörnsson J, Taylor CA, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Kárahnjúkar Hydroelectric Project - Háslslón Area: Assessment of crustal deformations and fault movements (No. LV-2006/013, pp. 176). Reykjavík: Landsvirkjun.

Snæbjörnsson J, Taylor CA, Stefansson B, Sigbjörnsson R (2006) Reservoir induced earthquake action and crustal movements. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. (pp. 10). Geneva: SGEB.

Þórðarsson S, Snæbjörnsson JT, Cohagen LS (2006) Umferðarslys og vindafar - Áfangaskýrsla II (No. RaUm0401SK01): www.vegagerdin.is

2004

Ambraseys N, Douglas J, Sigbjörnsson R, Berge-Thierry C, Suhadolc P, Costa G, et al. (2004) European Strong-Motion Database (Vol. 2). London: Imperial College.

Ambraseys NN, Douglas J, Sigbjörnsson R, Berge-Thierry C, Suhadolc P, Costa G, et al. (2004) Dissemination of European strong-motion data, volume 2. In Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 13). Vancouver: Mira.

Ambraseys NN, Douglas J, Sigbjörnsson R, Berge-Thierry C, Suhadolc P, Costa G, Smit PM (2004) European strong-motion database using strong-motion datascape navigator: Users manual. London: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Ambraseys NN, Smit PM, Douglas J, Margaris B, Sigbjörnsson R, Ólafsson S, Suhadolc P, Costa G (2004) Internet site for European strong-motion data. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, 45(3), 113-129. PDF-file

Axelsson J, Ragnarsdóttir S, Pind J, Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Chromaticity of daylight: Is the spectral composition of daylight an aetiological element in winter depression? International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 63(2), 145-156. Link

Axelsson J, Ragnarsdóttir S, Pind J, Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Daylight availability: A poor predictor of depression in Iceland. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 63(3), 267-276. Link

Ákason JB, Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2004) The June 2000 earthquakes in South Iceland: Axial coding analysis of stress- and mitigation factors. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 14). Vancouver: Mira. 

Ákason JB, Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Residential security as related to perceived and assessed effects to strong ground motion recordings. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 12). Vancouver: Mira.

Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Attenuation of strong ground motion in shallow earthquakes. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 10). Vancouver: Mira. PDF-file 

Ólafsson S, Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Generation of synthetic accelerograms and structural response using discrete time models. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 15). Vancouver: Mira. PDF-file 

Oliveira CS, Sigbjörnsson R, Ólafsson S (2004) A comparative study on strong ground motion in two volcanic environments: Azores and Iceland. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 13). Vancouver: Mira. PDF-file

Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Earthquake preparedness and risk mitigation: Lessons learned in Iceland. In Educational Facilities and Risk Management: Natural Disasters (pp. 83-91).

Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Préparation aux tremblements de tere et atténuation des risques: les leçons de l'experience Islandaise. In Équipements éducatifs et gestion des risques: Les catastrophes naturelles (pp. 89-98). Paris: OECD.

Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Uncertainty analysis of strong ground motion. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 12). Vancouver: Mira. PDF-file

Sigbjörnsson R, Ambraseys NN (2004) Reply to the Discussion of Julian J. Bommer, Frank Scherbaum, Fabrice Cotton, Hilmar Bungum and Fabio Sabetta on the article: Uncertainty analysis of strong-motion and seismic hazard 2(2), pp. 269-270.

Sigbjörnsson R, Ólafsson S (2004) On the South Iceland earthquakes in June 2000: Strong-motion effects and damage. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, 45(3), 131-152. PDF-file

Sigbjörnsson R, Ólafsson S, Thórarinsson Ó (2004) Strong-motion recordings in Iceland. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 11). Vancouver: Mira. PDF-file

Snæbjörnsson JT, Carr JA, Sigbjörnsson R (2004) Analysis and modelling recorded earthquake induced structural response. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 15). Vancouver: Mira. PDF-file

Snæbjörnsson JT, Sigbjörnsson R, Ólafsson S (2004) Modelling of earthquake response spectra for strike-slip earthquakes in the near- and far-field. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 10). Vancouver: Mira. PDF-file 

Sólnes J, Sigbjörnsson R, Elíasson J (2004) Probabilistic seismic hazard mapping of Iceland: Proposed seismic zoning and de-aggregation mapping for EUROCODE 8. In Proceedings of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 14). Vancouver: Mira. PDF-file