SCEC Award Number 16162 View PDF
Proposal Category Workshop Proposal
Proposal Title International Workshop on Ground Motion Simulation Validation
Name Organization
Sanaz Rezaeian United States Geological Survey Nicolas Luco United States Geological Survey Brendon Bradley University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
Other Participants Iunio Iervolino (Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
SCEC Priorities 6e SCEC Groups GMP, EEII, GMSV
Report Due Date 10/11/2016 Date Report Submitted 11/15/2016
Project Abstract
The main objective of this proposal is to further coordination between the SCEC GMSV TAG and other international GMSV-related groups. This is done by organizing an international GMSV workshop during the 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. We requested $10k for the workshop and $2k to cost-share travel for a representative from ReLUIS, Italy (Dr. Marco Stupazzini), and a representative from Mexico City (Dr. Leonardo Ramirez-Guzman). Dr. Brendon Bradley, representative from QuakeCoRE, New Zealand, had separately requested cost-shared funding for his travel to the Annual Meeting. In addition to SCEC GMSV TAG participants, this workshop drew more engineering users and international delegates to the SCEC Annual Meeting (a list of participants is provided in the attached report).
Intellectual Merit The simulation of earthquake ground motions allows for physics-based interpolation/extrapolation of the relatively limited amount of available earthquake rupture and ground motion data. Validation of such models, the focus of the SCEC Ground Motion Simulation Validation (GSMV) Technical Activity Group (TAG), is both a fundamental challenge and a necessity for understanding the threat of earthquake ground motions.
Broader Impacts Through collaboration of earthquake scientists and engineers, the SCEC Ground Motion Simulation Validation (GMSV) Technical Activity Group (TAG) advances the use and understanding of simulated ground motions for engineering applications. Reciprocally, the GMSV TAG improves the science and products of ground motion simulation.
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