Long-Period Ground Motion Simulation and its Impact on Seismic Response of High-Rise Buildings

R. P. Hu, Y. L. Xu, X. Zhao

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This paper first critically reviews a seismological model and then a three-segment curve model (in log-log space) to model the Q-f relationship is proposed to overcome the potential biased estimation in the long-period range by the “coda wave” method. The optimal curve-fitting process is performed to determine the Q-f relationship for the Hong Kong region. The calibrated seismological factors are incorporated with the stochastic simulation procedure to generate synthetic ground motions, which are validated through comparison with seismic records. The impact of long-period ground motions on the seismic response of high-rise buildings is finally manifested through a numerical study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1285-1315
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2018


  • Distant Large-Magnitude Earthquake
  • Ground Motion Simulation
  • High-Rise Buildings
  • Long-Period Ground Motion
  • Seismic Response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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