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Best Practices in Physics Based Fault Rupture Models for Seismic Hazard Assessment of Nuclear Installations

English IAEA-TECDOC-CD-1833 (ISBN: 978-92-0-158917-0)
pages ¦ 287 figures ¦ EUR 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2018


These proceedings present the outcomes of a workshop convened by the IAEA in 2015. The workshop brought together experts in seismology and earthquake engineering to discuss the applicability of the so called physics based fault rupture models to generate synthetic earthquake ground motion data for meaningful extrapolation of ground motion prediction in areas where there is a lack of sufficient observations. Fault rupture modelling is recommended for estimating strong motion in cases where nearby faults contribute significantly to the seismic hazard for nuclear installations. The overall aspects and process of the modelling and ground motion simulation are described in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG 9 published in 2010. However after the massive earthquake in Japan in 2011 there has been further progress in physics based fault rupture modelling. Therefore the IAEA arranged this workshop and the publication arising from it. The intention is to provide practical up to date guidance contributing to effective seismic hazard analysis.

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