2nd International Symposium on Strong-motion Earthquake Effects

29 April 2011 – University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland


Program with abstracts (PDF 1.676KB)



9:00-9:05 ISSEE 2011 Opening Remarks: Professor Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, EERC Director, University of Iceland
KEYNOTE The M7.0 and M6.3 New Zealand Earthquakes 
9:05-9:55  Athol Carr, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  Coffee break (10 min)
SESSION 2 – EARTHQUAKE STRONG MOTION                                                                                   Chair: Attilla Ansal
10:05-10:25 The Hellenic Strong Seismic Motion Network: Present and near future situation and perspectives
Ioannis Kalogeras, Christos Evangelidis, Stylianos Koutrakis and Nikolaos Melis
10:25-10:45 Attenuation of ground motion in shallow strike-slip earthquakes
Símon Ólafsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson
10:45-11:05 Baseline correction – an alternative to high-pass filtering
Sigurður U. Sigurðsson, Rajesh Rupakhety and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson
11:05-11:25 The ICEARRAY and the M6.3 Ölfus Earthquake of 29 May 2008
Benedikt Halldórsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson
11:25-11:45 On the incoherence of strong ground motion
Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, Benedikt Halldórsson, Rajesh Rupakhety, Jónas Thór Snaebjörnsson, Símon Ólafsson
  Lunch (45 min)
SESSION 3 – RECENT EARTHQUAKE DISASTERS                                                                                                       Chair: Athol Carr
KEYNOTE The M9.0 Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011 
12:30-13:20  Radan Ivanov, VSU, Bulgaria
  Coffee break (10 min)
SESSION 4 – EARTHQUAKE STRONG MOTION                                                                                                 Chair: Radan Ivanov
13:30-13:50 Site Response from Istanbul Vertical Arrays and Strong Motion Network
Atilla Ansal, Asli Kurtulus and Gokce Tonuk
13:50-14:10 Quantifying the Characteristic Period of Earthquake Ground Motions
Russell A. Green and J. Lee
14:10-14-30 Seismic Site Categories and Site Coefficients Suggested Based on Geotechnical Earthquake Characterization in Korea
Chang-Guk Sun
14:30-14:50 Modelling the difference in ground-motion magnitude-scaling in small and large earthquakes
John Douglas and Philippe Jousset
  Coffee break (10 min)
SESSION 5 – EARTHQUAKE STRUCTURAL RESPONSE                                                                                     Chair: Russell Green
15:00-15:20 Near-fault ground motion: Characterization of amplitude, frequency content and earthquake response spectra
Rajesh Rupakhety, Sigurður U. Sigurðsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson
15:20-15:40 Assessment of Aftershock Effects on Peak Ductility Demand Using Ground Motion Records from Shallow Crustal Earthquakes
Katsuichiro Goda, Zhi-Ming Liu and Colin Taylor
15:40-16:00 Analysis Model and Influence of the Soil-Structure Interaction on the Seismic Response of Large Panel RC Buildings
Radan Ivanov
SESSION 6 – RECENT EARTHQUAKE DISASTERS                                                                                       Chair: Ioannis Kalogeras
KEYNOTE  The M7.0 Haiti Earthquake of 12 January 2010 
16:00-16:50 Russell A. Green, Virginia Tech, USA
16:50-17:00 ISSEE 2011 – Closing Remarks: : Professor Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, EERC Director, University of Iceland